Twatasha – Thank You!

“Uwushitasha paka nono, napafikulu takatashe”~ Bemba proverb translated as “ he who fails to show gratitude for the little, fails to show gratitude even when much is given.” To say that we’ve been in Birmingham the last 5 1/2 weeks (6 weeks by the time we leave this Saturday) seems so surreal.But that’s precisely how quickly time races by. This has been a unique visit on many levels. We love…Keep Reading

Openhanded

Our Gifts for the Forgotten initiative has been a beautiful tapestry of individuals and businesses working together to make something seemingly impossible – possible. God is the God of the impossible and so we love jumping into projects that are only possible if Jesus shows up. Over and over again we see how God miraculously provides at the last second to minister deeply to the heart of a child. He…Keep Reading

So if Christ is the Head of the Church and we are the Body…

“You cannot be My disciple if you do not carry your own cross and follow Me…” (Luke 14:27) Truth? I did have some concerns. My concerns pre-Senegal about community came out during a conversation with Jenny at the Grace Klein Memorial Day camping trip this year. We realized we both live in this deep reality and Truth that the BEST people we know are those that together advance the Kingdom…Keep Reading

“She Speaks.”

“She speaks.” A vague whisper that I heard in my Spirit as I unpacked the boxes from Africa. One by one I unwrapped the precious collection of items made by the women of South Africa. Items that I was supposed to set up and sell in a “Pop-up” store to benefit one of our global partners, Kwathu Children’s Home in Livingstone, Zambia. I was instantly fascinated. Throws of bright colors…Keep Reading

Food and MORE food + coats

When you wake up every day and remember your organization is feeding 10,000+ people every month, you pray about food. And you pray A LOT. The prayers consist of… Who can be a food donor? Please God send funds. Inspire groups to collect food. Fill our box truck with food. Send volunteers. We need more helping hands. Who do YOU want us to ask to host a food drive? God…Keep Reading

“Ask and it will be given to you.”

“Blessed are the merciful, or they shall obtain mercy.” – Matthew 5:7 Lord have mercy, not again!!! An early morning exclamation heard a few days before Thanksgiving that resonated through the basement after the discovery that one of our largest refrigerators had once again gone out. An unfortunate occurrence in the food business, but one that can be detrimental, even deadly to the food rescue business. Food that is already compromised,…Keep Reading

Taste and See

Exciting NEWS… Jenny Galey has written her first book, “Taste & See” which is now available for purchase on Amazon! The book is about the goodness of God, and how the Holy Spirit sets us free from strongholds as we feast on His WORD. All PROFITS from all purchases will be donated to our food delivery ministry for the first three months of book sales. All profits from this book…Keep Reading

2018 Christmas Open House

On December 18, 2018, we held an Open House at our office from 11-2pm where we hosted office tours, answered questions about GKC and had our “ Be More Random pop-up” store open for business for last minute Christmas shopping. Volunteers also served lunch that was generously provided by our friends at Longhorn Steakhouse to include chicken, veggies, salad, bread and chocolate cake. One of our community members, Shannon Haskins,…Keep Reading

Socks on Our Feet and Toboggans Over Our Ears

Grace, a United Methodist Congregation, gave us a call on December 6, 2018, with a surprise donation. A semi-trailer, filled with all sorts of brand new items, had been documented for evidence and was being destroyed by noon if local police could not donate all the items to local charities. As Jesus would have it, we were able to receive a dump trailer load of donations, 2 truck loads of…Keep Reading

7 Day Trade Market Challenge

“One of the harshest realities about becoming an adult is just how expensive everything is. I am a grad student who works part-time in a retirement community and also interns at Grace Klein Community. In short: this is the most overworked and underpaid I have ever been in my entire life, and I have to ensure every financial decision I make is wise. But just like most everyone else in…Keep Reading

St. Martin’s in the Pines and Galleria Woods Christmas Wrapping Parties

Before getting into the uplifting part of the story, there will be a brief soapbox. Older adults and/or adults living with disabilities are often overlooked and dismissed in our society… one of the most unspoken and unjust issues in America. Our older adults in-and-around Birmingham have provided countless blessings, both to our local communities, and the county as a whole. Inter-generational disputes between Millennials and Baby Boomers seem to occupy…Keep Reading

Chili for Jesus

The Offenders Alumni Association (OAA) hosted a chili dinner on December 14, 2018, for the ladies of the Birmingham Work Release Program. The chili fed 290 women and was a simple conduit to love and care for the hearts of the women. Grace Klein Community and the OAA work in partnership with one another to care for offenders and to lend a helping hand as offenders reacclimatize to society. For…Keep Reading

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