Life's a journey, so it's said, but many times a journey's end is more important
Often what gets lost in the craziness of putting together the room for Saturday's bazaar is letting you know that all of the money raised from this event goes to missions. When all the money is deposited, reimbursements made for expenses and the final total is determined, the Presbyterian Women's Council at Forest Hills Presbyterian meets to select among several mission and charitable efforts.
We have a long list of people, groups, projects, who depend on the giving of others to survive. We start by giving to the youth of our church who work on bazaar day as assistants to the cashiers, help our customers get their purchases to their cars, and stick around to clean up at the end of the day. They receive 10 percent of the total and that 10 percent is divided and credited to each of the youth and they apply that money toward their expenses as they participate in mission projects, church camps and conferences throughout the year. The more hours they work, the more credit they bank.
We send money right away to Beth-el Mission in Wimauma to help with Thanksgiving and Christmas programs. We also give immediately to Church Women United for their annual Silver Tea where they collect toys, and clothes for their Christmas giving.