December 01, 2020
MARKET PLACE GOES TO YOUR HOME
By Thess P. Sarmiento (Send Ministry)
Christmas is the season of love (manifested in giving), hope and joy; it is a celebration of sharing what we have to show our appreciation/love for others. In line with this, the Lord’s Flock community values the gift of giving , as an expression of love to one another. Thus, every first week of December, the Lord’s Flock Brethren Ministry spearheads the annual Market Place event focusing on the less fortunate TLF members, who are recipients of clothes, grocery items, toys and other stuff from the generous hearts of well -off TLF members. This year, however, under the “new normal”, the community launched the “Market Place Goes to Your Home,” wherein bags of goodies were dropped at the doorsteps of select members.
From December 1 to 5, 2020, members of the Send and Pastor Ministries handed out the gifts of love to handpicked members. Leaders of the Send Ministry delivered the goods to different Chapters within Metro Manila. Meanwhile, the Pastor Ministry arranged for the delivery of goods through courier, while a few fortunate members picked up their goods at the Heritage.
All in all, the recipients were elated and grateful for the generous gesture. They looked forward to the gifts and many were amazed that the goods were fit for their Noche Buena tables. Some were even charitable enough to share some of their canned goods and pasta to other members who were not included in the list. Here are expressions of joy and thanksgiving by some recipients:
“Salamat naman po at may ihahanda na kami sa pasko, wala kasing work yung asawa ko. Salamat sa Lord’s Flock.” – Sis. Jocelyn Oliveros, Palanan Chapter.
“Maraming salamat sa mga kapitapitagang mga leader ng community sa pagbibigay sa amin ng pamasko mula sa Lords Flock. Ang Diyos na bahalang gumanti sa inyong kabutihang loob. Sumainyo nawa lagi ang pagpapala ng Diyos. Salamat ng marami” – Bro. Jerry Genon, Bagong Silang Chapter.
“Maraming salamat kay Soar at Tatay Bob at lagi kaming binibigyan ng pamasko na maihahanda namin sa pasko” – Sis. Zynia Abina, Sto. Cristo Chapter
“Malaking bagay ito, may pang Noche Buena na at panghanda sa birthday ko. God bless TLF family” – Sis. Vangie Flores, Pastor Singles
“Salamat sa effort ng pagdeliver. Dahil senior na ako malaking tulong ito kahit papano. Salamat sa blessing at nakarating sa bahay ko.” – Bro. Luciano Quijano, Pastor Singles
God reminds us to share our time, talent and treasures because He himself gives His all to us. As a community, we believe that by offering what we have, we give away happiness and gain back fulfillment and purpose.
“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you” (Luke 6:38).