A Saturday at Empie Park

24 12 2007

For the past 3 years Ed has been invited to sign up for the men’s cook off that The Rock has each November. For the past 3 years he has had to decline because of work. This year was the first time he got to join in the fun. They held the contest at Empie Park and the weather couldn’t have been better. There were about 100 people and a lot of delicious dishes entered. We all got to taste everything. What a feast.

Ed made a Bavarian cheesecake with fresh fruit garnish and he took first prize! My baby got skills! He won this great set of knives. That was one blessing.

Another blessing was the 3 homeless folks who found our group, no doubt by the yummy smells of the food being prepared and set out for judging. Several folks invited them to join us for a meal. We told them about the Hand Up ministry that would have vans picking people up downtown and bringing them to church in the morning. Two of the trio did get the van next morning and came to the Rock where they were able to get a shower and some clean clothes. They also had the opportunity to hear the message of hope that has changed so many lives. The truth that God loves them and has a plan for their lives.

Sometimes we think we are just in the right place at the right time but I wonder how much is really Divine Appointments.


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26 12 2007
Donna

HI Coni,
The first thing I thought of was Ed can send me his prize cheesecake. That sounds delicious!!! Congrats on winning, Ed. Then I saw about the homeless folks. That is so great they got a meal and lots of caring. Amen! That’s what Christmas is about (but if Ed wants to ship me a cheesecake, I’ll test it. hehe)
Love ya both!

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