Friday, March 18, 2011


Sometimes God chooses surprising sources to bless us. I have a facebook friend that I've never met in real life. She is an "in real life" friend to a dear homeschool friend of mine that I've known for years. A couple of months ago, Stephanie heard that our church was helping a homeless family get moved into a home of their own and get back on their feet financially. My long-time friend told some of her friends about it and Melanie was one of the ones who stepped forward to help.

Since then, she's kept on ministering and showing the love of Jesus through her actions to this family because that is just who she is. She wants her world to know the Lord and His goodness.

This time she's showing that love for Jesus and her commitment to reaching the world for Him by participating in our online auction. She's using her ability to cook to raise money for my kids' to go across the world with the message of Jesus Christ.

Melanie's donation to this effort is a delicious, homecooked meal. The winning bidder chooses the entree from the choices of lasagna (homemade sauce) or poppy seed chicken casserole. The meal also includes green beans, rolls, and a homemade (from scratch), old fashioned, pound cake!

Melanie says that satisfaction is guaranteed. She cooks for the Wednesday night meals at church and receives lots of compliments and requests for her recipes. She can deliver the meal any day but Sunday. She will need 48-72 hours notice for the delivery date. The winning bidder should live in Brookhaven, Jackson, or immediate surrounding areas.

The bidding will start at $20. That's quite a deal for a full meal that you don't have to do any work to enjoy!

To participate, leave a comment with your name, the amount of your bid, and your contact information. If you are unable to post a comment for some reason, email me, call me, or message me via facebook. The auction will end the evening of Friday, April 8th.


Elysa said...

Wendi Brown Teten has bid $25 via fb for this delicious meal. Thanks, Wendi!

Marcus said...

Marcus Castaneda & family bids $30 from Brandon.

Elysa said...

AWESOME!!! Thanks, Marcus. :D

Elysa said...

WOO-HOO!!! One of Jim's co-workers, Mandy Purvis, just bid FIFTY BUCKS for the dinner!

WOW! Thanks so much, Mandy. I know you love Thailand and missions.

Elysa said...

Mandy, you are the winner! I'll contact you via fb.