‘Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.’ Galatians 6 v 10
As the Comfort Food ministry is about home-cooked meals, I thought it would be interesting to hear this time from some of the people who make the ministry work: the cooks themselves! The ministry simply wouldn’t exist without the people who cook and deliver meals to members of the church family at particular times of need. I asked some of our cooks to share their experiences of being part of this ministry – here’s what they had to say …
Why do you cook for the Comfort Food ministry?
‘It’s great that doing something so simple can show love and support to members of the church family at difficult times.’
‘It’s important to come together and help our church family in times of weakness; after all we are asked ‘to love our neighbour as ourselves’ and this is a simple way of showing that love.’
‘Having been on the receiving end, I appreciate what a difference this can make and what an encouragement it can be – and that is the reward in itself!’
What do you enjoy about being involved in the ministry?
‘I love cooking, so being able to serve God and the church family at the same time as doing something I enjoy is a win-win!’
‘I enjoy showing God’s love in action by helping someone in need.’
‘I enjoy cooking and calling on people who I may not know very well, so it is an opportunity to see and occasionally to spend a short time with someone outside of worship times.’
I was so encouraged by these responses, and thankful to God, to know that the ministry is blessing not only those receiving the meals … but the cooks too!
‘The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.’ Proverbs 11:25 (The Message)
Lizzy Potter, Comfort Food coordinator