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Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this:
to visit orphans and widows in their affliction,
to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

James 1:27

PUNA BAPTIST CHURCH IS REACHING OUT
SERVING OTHERS FOR JESUS

Puna's Love Abounds

Article by Paula Minney

The Lord has chosen to bless a very special ministry in our community.
He has provided shoes for the poorest of our children.
He provided a way and funds to make it all happen. Donors stepped forward for us to start.
We started working with Skecher Shoes to provide free shoes.
Nothing happened on the corporate level. We decided to go back to them.
We prayed before we went in and asked the Lord to provide a discount.

All of the people at Skechers gave us their personal discount,
foregoing shoes for their own family for a month!
They called employers at home and all of them donated their discount!
They gave us a fifty percent discount on eighty-two pairs of shoes,
including those on sale! The shoes will allow children with only slippers
to go on field trips and participate in sports.
The shoes will be libraried and checked out at the school.
The children who need their own shoes will be provided with a pair to keep.
We feel good about providing quality shoes that will allow the program to continue.

When we took the shoes over to the school, the Lord blessed us with seeing a need being meet.
A little girl came in with flip flops a least two sizes too big.
The joy in this six year-old's face was shear joy.
We were so blessed! What joy there is to be be part of a child’s life.
Our leadership sets such a good example for us.
Thank you, Pastors Alan Tamashiro and Marlene and Rob and Donna Thommarson!

School Shoes


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