The food distribution crew was a bold and courageous group. Each morning they went to the grocery store, filled bags with household staples, and then prayed over a neighborhood in Peñitas, Texas. They returned to the neighborhood in the afternoon and courageously knocked on doors. They introduced themselves, offered the bag of groceries in the name of Jesus, and asked, “We would like to pray for you. Do you have something specific we can pray for?” This simple gesture broke down language barriers, cultural barriers, and other barriers of all shapes and sizes.
The bags of groceries contained a label with 1 John 4:19 written in Spanish, “Nostros amamos a Dios porque él nos amó primero” or “We love because he first loved us.”
By the end of each visit a gift was given, a prayer was offered, and a connection was made. The group left information to connect the household with Bucker‘s family hope center and a local church.
God moved in mighty ways and the group responded. They returned to a few houses more than once in order to share the gospel, read Scripture, and deepen the relationship.
We love … he loved us first.