I wish you and your family a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. The image above is of an unbaked homemade apple pie. St. Luke’s Methodist Church participates in a project called Mountain TOP. Which stands for Tennessee Outreach Project.
Every year adults and young folks from the church go down to Tennessee and do work for needy families who live near the foothills of the Tennessee mountains. Both of my children have gone on these outreach programs multiple times.
One of the ways the work is funded is by making and selling these wonderful apple pies. So starting in mid October every Saturday morning many of the faithful and willing gather at the church to peal, slice, knead, roll and put together hundreds of apple pies, which are then sold and the proceeds go to help fund the project.
Every Saturday Jeanne goes to help with the pies simply because she is a good person. The person who heads up the project is Dan Jacobsen. He has done this for at least two decades now and every year he gives up his vacation time to work on the project, travel to the mountain and work for needy people while teaching and ministering to the people he comes in contact with. In my mind he surely will have a special place in heaven reserved for him.
So I do none of the work nor have I ever gone on the project but I will enjoy this special pie today and think of all the people who made it and all the good the people who go to Tennessee and all the people they help every year.
I thank God that there are people who do these things for others. Happy Thanksgiving.