One of the mission projects that St. Mark’s supports is the Orphan Grain Train. As stated on their homepage, “Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that ships donated food, clothing, medical and other needed items to people in 66 different countries including the USA.” St. Mark’s works to help this network by packing donated items for shipping, through our annual Fish Boil and by making quilts, pillowcase dresses, and shorts for donation.
This year 6 semi-trucks loaded with 4,773 boxes have been shipped from St. Mark’s. Our volunteer group, which put in 4,400 volunteer hours, is too large to list – but we give thanks to them all. Their weekly dedication is a blessing to so many in need. In the words of Paul found in 1 Thessalonians, Chapter 1, Verses 2 and 3: “We give thanks to God always to you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The work of the Orphan Grain Train has indeed been blessed here at St. Mark’s as well as in the 18 divisions throughout the United States. We can only say, “not to us but to God be the Glory!”
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