“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

Hey Suga’

Hey Suga’

Have you ever shared a car for an extended period of time? If so, you’ve found yourself “stranded” in one place while waiting for the person using the car to return. Often that waiting can leave you frustrated, lonely or isolated, maybe even mad at times. Shannon Trammell may have felt all these things, one time or another, but her prevailing attitude seems to say she doesn’t believe she’s “stranded,”…Keep Reading

Creative Craftsman

Creative Craftsman

Who can fit a deep freezer into the back of a mini van? Or make coasters out of coffee sacks? Celebrate a community wedding for someone you have never met before? Or invite almost strangers to come crash with his family at the beach? Who makes therapy equipment to stretch resources or hauls cases of pears to another state to help preserve? What about someone who rescues desserts for food…Keep Reading

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest

“Areas of Interest.” That is a section on our Volunteer Information and Release form. Some people enjoy sorting food downstairs. Some prefer to be outside, getting dirty in the chicken coop or hauling compost. Others may like the quiet in the Give and Take Room as they sort through clothing donations. We have a handful of volunteers however, who show up, take a look around and tackle whatever needs to…Keep Reading

Please Come

Please Come

A phone call changes everything. You put your life on hold and temporarily move to another city ten hours away, trusting God for what is around the bend and hoping that you will somehow meet some Jesus family, fit in and be encouraged. You visit a local church and ask for a small group. You don’t ever actually visit that group, until months later, but through that one email you…Keep Reading

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