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'Thank you' on behalf of the Harvest

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To the editor:

The mayor and Lincoln City Council have proclaimed the fourth Saturday in October to be "Harvest Day" in Lincoln in honor of the Harvest of Talents for World Hunger mission and the way the community comes together for hunger relief around the world. Your enduring support, cooperation and participation helps make each Harvest a success by any measure, and the 2010 Harvest certainly was a blessing.

On behalf of those who receive food funded by Harvest of Talents for World Hunger -- THANK YOU!

Like finding an Easter egg after the hunt, a donation sent directly to International Disaster Emergency Service before Harvest Day brought the total amount of Lincoln's 2010 Harvest to $92,139.67!

Hunger continues to be a harsh reality for a billion people all over the world, but through the Harvest ministry, you came together to help in a very real and direct way. You generously shared a measure of your talents, time and resources with the 27th Harvest.

One hundred percent of the funds raised will be distributed by IDES through dedicated and accountable missionaries, building bridges of hope around the world -- providing rice, beans, potatoes, grain and other foods for victims of hunger and malnutrition, together with the Gospel for nourishing their souls. (IDES, www.ides.org, is a Charity Navigator four-star charity and an official "Partners in Trust" with GuideStar.)

Whether you saved coins in an IDES fish bank; attended, hosted or helped with the ladies' Spring for Tea or little girls' Princess Tea; used special-event license plates on your vehicle, played in the golf outing; prayed through the prayer calendar; listened to or participated in the musical concerts; made, baked, prepared something for Harvest; served or greeted someone with a smile at a Harvest event; helped set up or take down during Harvest Week; came and purchased a snack or handcrafted item on Harvest Day; donated potatoes to the food pantry; sponsored a Harvest ad; assisted behind the scenes in any way; gave a donation; recycled aluminum; worshiped on Celebration Sunday; promoted the Harvest in some way; shared your unique talent; or are coming to the Holiday Homes on Tour (Dec. 5) and/or making/buying holiday cookies for the Christmas Cookie Walk (Dec. 11) -- THANK YOU for sharing!

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I am confident that God knows how you helped. He is the source of your blessings and will multiply your offerings. "From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another." -- John 1:15 NIV. And so we are blessed to be a blessing!

While the Harvest Ministry Team works hard throughout the year to plan and coordinate Harvest events, the team is keenly aware that this ministry is not just about the money that is raised through all the fun activities that reflect your talents. The money buys much-needed food for starving people, but ministry fosters our spirit -- and this is precious to each of us, in the relationships that are built and strengthened along the way.

You were all great to work with and exemplary in your hearts for the hungry. The work on earth isn't done, so as we plan for the 28th Harvest for 2011, we welcome your good ideas and how you want to help next year. You may e-mail us at harvestoftalents@comcast.net or contact us at 217-732-7618.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." -- Galatians 6:9 NIV

Harvest blessings,

Carolyn Neal, Lincoln
Harvest chairperson

[Posted November 04, 2010]

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