Ruth also gave the mission report with fall plans listed: October is when we collect new white socks for Operation Nightwatch. These are given out as needed during the year to their clients they meet during their street ministry and their shelter occupants.
We voted to again sponsor a Christmas Family whose name we receive though the YWCA and Pregnancy Resource. Ruth will contact them and acquire the needed information so we can provide a small family with what they need at that time of year. We usually collect money to provide gift cards so the mother can purchase what is needed for a Christmas dinner and gifts for the family.
Our program was readings of thank-you notes from our mission recipients as well as a letter from Rochelle Holm telling of their activities and prayer requests for their mission in Malawi. Jean G presented a story from the book Simple Acts of Faith by Margaret Feinberg and Ruth R read a short story from a book of devotions.
After a luncheon provided by Ruth R and Margaret S, Prayer partners were selected by drawing signed bookmarks from our basket. Today’s contributions totaled $40 which will be added to our savings account.
Our October meeting will be at the Pancake Haus in Edmonds at 12 noon on October 11 and all women are invited to attend .
Respectfully submitted by Margaret Smith, Women’s Association Moderator.