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ANNONCEMENTS:  Click Here for 2016 Web Site.    10/20; I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE; POTATO HARVEST IS COMPLETED 10/20/2013.  Summary Below - Please go to the Facebook Page for updates.
 IHartHarvest, Inc. - The Potato Project

Our 5th Season Helping Neighbors In Need

- A Unique Ministry Addressing Local Hunger Issues 


 Our Origin Is As A Faith Based Ministry - The Potato Project:

 1. Respond to the hearing direction of Jesus' Word and Action, in our serving action, to help our neighbor in need, in offering food from the land we have been given to manage, out of what we possess, and can do, in our time, and by our hands. - `Listen to Him’, through the power of The Holy Spirit.

2. "What may not be understood," it is said, "and what we must understand, is that the work that we do is not about the physical things that we build, or the credit, notoriety, or even accolades we may garner. The work that we do is about the one thing that neither any civil war nor anything else can ever destroy. Everything, in restoration, that we do as a missionary work, everything, comes down to building relationships. Relationships between ourselves and others, and relationships between GOD and God's people, is that which matters, alone."

3. ‘What it may take a lifetime to build in good, someone can destroy in a minute - build anyway.’


  Presentation: Our Past, Present, and Future in 2013

 How Can We Engage?

   

Potato Project 2013 Presentation, 13Min.

 

Google Docs Video:   https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1dswK5mKWmkTlgyRG1GbWt4Y1U/edit


  IHartHarvest, Inc. – The Potato Project 2013

      - activity Update for 10/20/13

   It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. - Maybe Harvest, doesn't come from a store. Maybe this Harvest...perhaps...means a little bit more...

Potato Harvest is completed this last Sunday afternoon. 

> Your harvests this season have reached and augmented local meals with fresh food for more than 8,100 households, about 22,680 people in needthis monthly, for the last two months since we started mid-August harvests.

> We have hosted over 1,367 volunteers who have helped and served this season, fully aware this is a Holy Spirit Driven Ministry, of GOD’s Word, given in Jesus, through this Diaconal Mission.

> We harvested and supplied 202,291 pounds of potatoes. – Call it “over 200,000 pounds.” – the goal, for a like bad weather year such as 2012, was 100,000 pounds from less than 18,700 pounds planted.

> This provided harvest was valued @ $ 153,729.76 by Greater Berks Food Bank @ .76/pound this year. 

> The Greater Berks Food Bank is presently serving over 300 qualified charitable food programs among whom they distribute potatoes, including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, Kids Cafes, Weekender Backpack Programs and senior housing facilities.

> GBFB serves Western Montgomery, Berks, and Schuylkill Counties. Other harvesting groups took bagged potatoes back to local pantries in Allentown, Northern Lehigh and Northampton counties, which we are aware.

A Good, has been served.

“Well done.”

Thank you.

Regards,

Linda & Walt Zawaski

“God’s Peace”



 Matthew 25:35-36, 40; For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.

Diaconal Ministry

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Northeastern PA Synod ELCA

 Trinity ELC, Kutztown, PA

 

 

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