Community Giveaway 2023
On Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Linder Road church held our annual Community Giveaway. This event began in 2003 when two ladies, Nancy and her mother Etta Mae, moved to Meridian and started the tradition.
The event is a free sharing with our community of the abundant overflow of God’s material blessings to us. Members of the Linder congregation contributed gently used clothing, furniture, toys, and various household items for the event. People from our community were invited to come by and pick up whatever they needed for free!
Why do we continue doing this 20 year old traditional event? One scripture that reflects our mindset is Luke 3:10-11:
“And the crowds asked him (John, the baptizer), “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
We share because that is what pleases God and because we want to be more like Jesus, who gave freely to many people while he was on earth, and we are his disciples, trying to follow his example.
It takes many people to make this event possible, those who donated items, others who set up and organized the event, those who assisted during the actual giveaway, and finally the clean-up crew who tidied up afterwards. Thanks to so many volunteers, this year’s giveaway was another great success.
We are so thankful to have more than enough to share with our neighbors. Most of all, we want our community to see the love of Jesus in us, so they might come and see the Good News of his great love for all people.
“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35