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Kodiak Kiwanis Club’s 2016 Christmas tree sale.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9


A word of encouragement to each of us from the scriptures.

Often we can be discouraged when our actions are doubted, our motives questioned and the fruits of our efforts not immediately apparent. But if we understand that there is a process to growth; there’s the tilling of the soil, the planting, the watering weeding, feeding, then the harvest.

Whether we’re speaking about the tangible, physical or spiritual, there is a natural process. “Let us not weary in doing good.”

During the recent Christmas season, I was greatly encouraged by each individual, group, agency and company who gave of themselves, their talents and treasures to reach out to help and ensure the well-being of our community.

These Christmas efforts will bear fruit throughout the winter, allowing us to share in a harvest of help throughout our community.

As I review the list of all those who participated in this harvest of helpfulness, another scripture flashes across the screen of my mind.

2 Corinthians 3:2-3: “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the spirit of the Living God, not on tablets of stone, but on the tablets of human hearts.”

Wow! To live in Kodiak, to actually be on the front lines of need and seeing our community respond so generously, so compassionately, so personally is overwhelming.

Personally, I am very grateful to have the privilege to call Kodiak home and to have the opportunity to participate.

Continued blessings to one and all.

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