“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40
Meet Lori Worford. Lori is one of those people that I would easily put into the category of “World Changer.” Lori is not famous, she does not own a business or even hold a fancy title by the world’s standards, but she is changing the world none-the-less. How is she doing that, you might ask? Quite simply, by making a difference for one person at a time. And what a difference that is. Despite being one of our most visible volunteers, being here each day serving in the give and take room, she serves in a ministry that makes mats for the homeless.
These aren’t just any mats. These mats are handmade, one by one, by painstakingly braiding together hundreds of plastic shopping bags. You know those annoying plastic Walmart bags that takeover your cabinets by the thousands? Yes, those bags and countless others just like them, are braided together into something of purpose. We have a saying here at Grace Klein that “nothing is wasted” and Lori Worford is helping us make that a reality. Each time she serves at GKC, she picks up the endless supply we accumulate through precious donations of all kinds and takes them home to create her masterpieces. And for someone sleeping on the cold, hard ground…they are nothing short of a Godsend.
We honor you, Lori, for your countless hours serving at GKC and for helping us continue to steward all our blessings, no matter how seemingly small. Nothing is wasted, indeed.