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. . .