on going to the relief sale

Every year we go.
We stand in line with the rest of them  at the MCC relief sale and festival for some good Mennonite Food.
It doesn't matter if I made some of it the week before ...
we just love the atmosphere and the thrill of it all.

This year ..
I heard that food tickets can be purchased ahead of time so I hopped in the car and made a bee-line for our local Mennonite Central Committee Thrift store and bought several packs.
It is not necessary to know exactly how much food you might consume because you will inevitably run into someone you know who is short one or two tickets for a piece of pie or some Pluma Moos to take home.
If you still have tickets left over. ..
it really doesn't matter. .
because every ticket sold will help the impoverished people around the world.

Last year.. ..
I made sure I stopped in at the Ten Thousand Villages booth to meet Olga the manager of the Langley store and the volunteers there.
They had asked to sponsor us on the MGCC website and though the cookbook was but a dream. . .
we knew that it was something special to partner with them.

This year .. .
Ten Thousand Villages in Canada has been selling our book nation wide and so the "girls" and I are going to the relief sale in Abbotsford to sign books at the Ten Thousand Villages booth.

My apron is washed and pressed. . .
my pen is new . . .
and my smile is real.

I am so thrilled for this privilege that God has given me and my dear friends.

We look forward to seeing many of you there tonight. . 
between 6-7:30. .
and Saturday. .between 10 - 12.

All for now. . .


  1. An apron, a new pen, and a genunine smile sound like the perfect trio for a successful evening. You gals are going to have so much fun! What a blessing to have such amazing partners in the work, too.

  2. When are you coming to the Maritimes missy? :)

    It must be so satisfying to know the good you are able to accomplish by God's help. I'm proud of you girls and I have absolutely nothing to do with it!! *grin*

  3. I know you'll have a great time. If it wasn't Dear's birthday I would have come across the line, too. Blessings...

  4. Hi Lovella, I'll see you there, as I volunteer at TTV, and I hear you are also coming to the Women's retreat this October, my sister and I have been doing a sale there for the last few years, it's so fun, glad to have you there,

  5. We attended a Mennonite church for around 20 years. I LOVED the MCC sale. I always worked the Ten Thousand Villages booth. We have a store up in Kansas City. Too bad they aren't selling the cookbook here in the US. That store is filled with amazing things.

  6. Can't help it! Have to leave a comment today.

    Seeing the happy smile of my dear friend (Mika) in the picture with Olga just gave me such a jolt.

    How happy she looked last year!
    The changes one year can bring!

    Right now she is in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital fighting, with all her strength, to WIN her battle with cancer.

    She needs every prayer possible!

    Wish you and the 'girls' a fun time signing your fabulous book!

  7. Waltrude, I had no idea. I am so sorry your friend Mika was fighting cancer. I will surely be praying for her. Thank you for sharing that with us!

  8. I'm in for the day...it's beginning to schmeck good already...
    My heart was warmed by Waltrauts comment about her friend Mika...She seems like such a happy person and we will continue to pray for Mika.

  9. You'll all have a great day - I just know it!

  10. Lovella, tonight i met you and the ladies in person....I'm Corinne's sister... What an honor...my girls thought i was a bit nuts, but my being thrilled at meeting you all was very real. thanks for all you do and portraying your love for Christ and for family and for food through it all.

  11. You definitely have all the necessary ingredients to bless all of those who get to visit your signing. I know that firsthand. Wish you the best!


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