400 M-4 backpacks!
The economy is bad, the weather is overcast, summer is winding down, the Kardashian wedding circus is in town, and we did not promote it real strongly. Yet at about 10 am today over 100 people from the M-4 churches showed up to fill 400 back packs for underprivileged kids who are residents with their families in "People's Self Help Housing" homes from Carpinteria to Isla Vista. The mood and energy was over-the-top. The age range went from little children to senior citizens. All four church staff were represented, greeting and blessing members. After each back pack was filled, the volunteer went out to a table and, on M-4 note cards, wrote individual blessings to the recipients of the back packs. Talk about fun!