Shopping this week has been quite different. After going through recipe books and looking for recipes on line, we bought items that we never have in our house: sugar, chocolate chips, cake mixes, icing sugar and marshmallows. Then we went to thrift stores and bought heart shaped cookie cutters, mugs, stickers and heart stickers and yarn. There is still one more shop to visit – the bulk food store. We are waiting for Wednesday and the seniors’ discount. There we will look for cinnamon hearts, heart shaped jujube and red and white gumdrops. Why shop for these things?
No, we are not hosting a Valentine’s party. We are participants in a bake sale to raise funds for two great ministries: the Inn of the Good Shepherd and a construction project in the Dominican Republic. If you are anywhere near Sarnia and its Bayside Mall on Feb 13 between 11 am and 4 pm drop by and decorate a heart shaped cookie, buy a fantastic dessert, get a tasty gift for your valentine.
What do beads and yarn have to do with a bake sale? You will also find several crafts for sale: bracelets, scarfs and a wide variety of book marks. Need a valentine gift for your child’s teacher. Pick up a heart shaped bookmark.
You will enjoy the food, enjoy some fellowship, have fun decorating cookies etc. but you will also help provide food for hungry people by helping out the Inn Of the Good Shepherd and help a congregation in Navas in the Dominican Republic move forward with it Construction. (Many churches in the Dominican call Valentine’s Day Día del Amor – Day of Love.) Get something to express love to someone you know and also to others you don’t know (for example, in the Dominican Republic.)