Easter goodies for Woodlawn kidsMany, many thanks to all our customers who placed Easter orders with us!   We are so pleased that you continue to give us great feedback.  We aim to please and provide the best quality items for your enjoyment while giving a hand up to women in need. Remember our products have purpose! Your purchase provides help and hope.

first fruits was honored to bring a little joy to an inner-city ministry by providing Easter goodies to a group of school children.  The children not only received a basket, but they were taught the importance of giving, so they made an Easter bag for a loved one.  We were blessed to be a blessing!

I recently read a passage written by Mother Teresa that encouraged me so I’d like to share with you:

I never look at the masses as my responsibility.   I look only at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one. You get closer to Christ by coming closer to each other. As Jesus said, “Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it to me.”

So you begin…I begin.

I picked up one person-maybe if I didn’t pick up that one person I wouldn’t have picked up the others.   The whole work is only a drop in the ocean. But if we don’t put the drop in, the ocean would be one drop less. Same thing for you. Same thing in your family. Same thing in the church where you go. Just begin…one, one, one.

At the end of our lives, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.”

Hungry not only for bread-but hungry for love.

Naked not only for clothing-but naked of human dignity and respect.

Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks-but homeless because of rejection.

This is Christ in distressing disguise.

Let’s open our eyes to the hurt in our midst and determine to make someone’s life a little easier.