God is in the Details

God is in the Details

“You see many charities and non-profits asking for help. They need donations and volunteers. There are so many that you may have become desensitized to their needs and their mission. It happens. But sometimes God places a certain non-profit on your heart. A year ago, Melanie Weeks looked at Grace Klein Community’s website. She looked at it again a while later. We aren’t sure how many times she visited our…Keep Reading

“Are you kidding? I love this!”

“Are you kidding? I love this!”

“I LOVE organizing!” These three words are often rare, yet BEAUTIFUL when heard from the lips of an energetic, self-motivated volunteer who isn’t afraid of taking initiative and tackling a task that may seem tiresome to others.  Giavanna is one such mama. No task is too difficult for her. No height is too hard to reach. No situation to too dirty to take care of. Regularly, Giavanna devotes her days…Keep Reading

Mother Hen

Mother Hen

You know the kind of woman that makes you think of a mother hen? Not in a fussy or irritating way, but you know the kind, that Mother Hen that makes you feel like she has pulled you up under her feathers to keep you close, to give you an extra cuddle and to make sure you feel safe and loved. That’s our Keisha! She’s always caring for everyone else,…Keep Reading

Need a Dose of Good-Hearted Sarcasm?

Need a Dose of Good-Hearted Sarcasm?

A couple of months ago we wrote about one of our dear community members, Annie Stewart… the woman who apparently has a child growing on her back…wink, wink. Annie introduced one of her friends, Oswin, to Grace Klein Community earlier this year. Every time you see Annie serving onsite at the Grace Klein Community office, or out in the community, you will most likely see Oswin. Oswin loves to fold…Keep Reading

“Who You Gonna Call?”

“Who You Gonna Call?”

“Brian and Larissa Baker are a vital part of Grace Klein Community, sharing community passion for food rescue and minimal waste. The Bakers lead very busy lives, balancing work, school and running a farm, but never miss an opportunity to turn another’s trash into a true treasure. Their efforts do not go unnoticed. If you’ve been around the Grace Klein Community office in the afternoons and have helped unload the…Keep Reading

Dynamite Comes in Small Packages

Dynamite Comes in Small Packages

“One of my favorite things about working at Grace Klein Community is community. There are various types of people I come in contact with each day. We all look, sound, and act different. Sometimes I meet someone and it takes me a while to get close to them or earn their trust. Other times, I meet someone and we jive instantly. Lori Worford was one of those for me. Lori…Keep Reading

Scrundlewear Love Around the World

Scrundlewear Love Around the World

In November 2016, community friend, Linda Jacobson created a group on Facebook called “Scrundlewear Love Around the World.” The group is intended to provide a place for anyone interested in sewing Scrundlewear (undies) for various ministries all around the world to gather, share testimonies, offer help or ask questions. Linda encourages others to get involved by hosting sewing days and welcomes anyone to join the day of “play.” Excitement rises in…Keep Reading

It’s A Beautiful Thing

It’s A Beautiful Thing

God has plans. Big plans. He is constantly working to bring everything together. We don’t get to see it from beginning to end, but if we look back, sometimes we can see roads He crossed on purpose, roads He protectively kept us from walking, and roads we thought were permanent ones, He used as stepping stones to the ones He was leading us to. It’s a beautiful thing. Not always…Keep Reading

“My Name is Annie. Like Orphan Annie.”

“My Name is Annie. Like Orphan Annie.”

“Ever meet someone that became your instant friend? I mean, the first time she opened her mouth, you knew she wouldn’t remain just an acquaintance…because she wouldn’t allow it. She takes on life with a joy that crushes opposition. Not because she’s never experienced opposition. She’s had PLENTY, but because she chooses not to let circumstances take her or her family out. She’s a fighter, a mother, a daughter, a…Keep Reading

Believe and Receive

Believe and Receive

“I want to pray for you…put your hands out…repeat after me…say it like you mean it…believe what you’re saying…receive what God is giving you…stop worrying…you are accepted…you are loved…I have been praying for you since before you came to Grace Klein Community…you are supposed to be here…” These words spoken to and over me by Mary Elizabeth Minderhout go through my mind often. Her words of affirmation and encouragement help…Keep Reading

Keep Singing

Keep Singing

When a child worships, with abandon, without instruction, and in full freedom, the heart of an adult is deeply moved to worship too. Not to worship of the kid, but of the One the child worships. Adults can stuff emotions deep down inside ourselves, almost forgetting what it is like to feel, forgetting to remember the One who over and over again has proven Himself faithful. Remember when you had…Keep Reading

So Very Happy

So Very Happy

“I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy Down in my heart (Where?) Down in my heart (Where?) Down in my heart I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy Down in my heart Down in my heart to stay And I’m so happy So very happy I have the love of Jesus in my heart (down in my heart) And I’m so happy So very happy I have the love of…Keep Reading

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