Angel Food Ministries @ Live Oak Baptist Church

Changing Lives for Jesus, One Box at a Time!

Typo on July Menu Flier June 25, 2009

There was a typographical error on the July Menu Flier that was sent out on the mailing list and posted on the blog site.  The deadline date should have read Sunday, July 12th.  I mistakenly forgot to change June to July.  ooops!

The downloadable flier has been fixed and re-uploaded.

I’ll most likely send a notification out by email to the mailing list, as well.

 

Peter Schram to Speak on Social Security Benefits & Employment at WOW June Volunteer Meeting June 22, 2009

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For immediate release – For more information contact Alexis Anderson @ (225) 791-3940 or email womenowomen@i-55.com

Women Outreaching Women’s June volunteer meeting will feature Peter Schramm speaking on the topic “How employment may affect your Social Security benefits”,  “social security benefits and employment, how to put more money in your pocket.”   The meeting will be held at the WOW Administrative Center on 26852 4-H Club Road on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.  For more information you can contact WOW at (225) 791-3940 or email womenowomen@i-55.com.  This meeting is open to the general public and prospective and current WOW volunteers.

 

July 2009 Angel Food Menu & Flier Available

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The July 2009 Angel Food Menu Flier is now available, and I’ve updated the Menu page on the blog site with the newest menu choices.

Because fresh seafood is difficult to come by in the summer months, the Seafood Box is temporarily not available, but we expect it to return in the fall.

You can view the menu by clicking the Menu tab at the top of this blog site, or by clicking HERE.

The flier can be opened and downloaded from the Menu page or by clicking HERE.  Feel free to pass around this flier to anyone and everyone you may know who could save some money on their groceries.  If you aren’t already on the email list, be sure to sign up so you can get the menu flier every month by email!

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Take a look at July’s menu. Notice the increased value in each box of Angel Food. In the Signature Box you’ll find plenty of quality protein, additional veggies and a healthier variety. That’s right, a great deal just got even better!

Online ordering has already been activated for the July Menu.  In-person orders begin June 27th from 7am-9am, during the June distribution.  All of the in-person ordering dates and times for the July Menu are as follows:

Saturday, June 27th 7am–9am
Tuesday, June 30th – 9am – 11am
Wednesday, July 1st – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, July 2nd – 9am – 11am
Tuesday, July 7th – 9am – 11am
Wednesday, July 8th – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Thursday, July 9th – 9am – 11am
Sunday, July 12th – 3pm – 4:30pm – IN-PERSON DEADLINE. Online ordering deadline is at 11pm Central Time.

 

Wow, 2000+ Visits! June 16, 2009

We’ve had over 2000 visits to this blog site since it was started in April!

Thanks to all of you who have visited, I hope you’ve found the information here helpful.  I’ll be adding new and interesting things and expanding a little more on the money saving / frugal tidbits as I’m able.  So be sure to visit often to see what’s new!

Thanks again for the support you’ve all shown for this blog!

 

June Ordering Deadline Quickly Approaching June 10, 2009

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The ordering deadline for the Angel Food June 2009 Menu is almost upon us.  There are only three more days to place your order at our host site (Live Oak Baptist Church) .  Those days are:

  • Wednesday, June 10th from 5:30pm-6:30pm (I’ll probably have to relocate the order taking from it’s normal spot because of Bible School…watch for the signs).
  • Thursday, June 11th from 9am-11am.
  • Sunday, June 14th from 3pm-4:30pm.

Online ordering will end on Sunday, June 14th at 11pm Central time.

Don’t miss out on this month’s menu, there are some amazing things in there!  And the specials are pretty outstanding, too!

Now is the perfect time to save money by buying groceries through the Angel Food program.  It’s quick, easy, and very inexpensive!  And remember, there are no applications to fill out, no criteria to meet, and no qualification requirements.  This wonderful deal is available to EVERYONE!  And there are no limits on how much you can purchase through the program.

For any of you outside the Denham Springs, Louisiana area, please check out http://www.angelfoodministries.com to search for host sites in your area.

 

Men Needed for the Awareness and Prevention of Domestic Violence Rally – June 5th June 3, 2009

Filed under: Community Information,News & Announcements — Chandra Martin, LOBC Angel Food Coordinator @ 2:49 PM
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Men Needed for the Awareness and Prevention of Domestic Violence Rally at State Capitol on June 5th

For immediate release For more information contact Alexis Anderson @ (225) 791-3940 or email womenowomen@i-55.com

Did you know that every 9 seconds a woman is battered or 1 out of 4 adult women experience physical violence from an intimate partner and every 24 hours 7 battered women die from abuse? Did you know that behind all those statistics are children, family members and community members that want to see an end to domestic violence? On June 5th men of all backgrounds are being encouraged to stand up for the women in their lives and become a voice for change. The purpose of this rally is to recognize and acknowledge that most men are concerned about the issue of domestic violence and want to be part of the solution. Men interested in signing up to participate in the rally can contact WOW at (225) 791-3940 or email womenowomen@i-55.com or fax this form to (225) 791-3942.

Women Outreaching Women has partnered with local radio personality Scott Innes and local author and businessman Romel Russell to bring awareness to the role men play in preventing domestic violence and to help get signatures for a petition drive and to enlist men to participate in the Men Needed: Stand Up Against Domestic Violence Rally

The above Press Release was emailed to me and is something I wish I could attend.  I have a previous engagement Friday that prevents me from attending.  I urge any of you men out there that can make it, please attend.  If you can’t attend, then please remember the rally and the many women suffering this turmoil in your prayers.

 

Vacation Bible School and Middle School Mania at Live Oak Baptist Church

Boomerang Express VBSI have an exciting event announcement to post about today!  Live Oak Baptist Church will be holding it’s vacation bible school beginning Sunday, June 7th from 6pm until 9pm.  The theme this year is Boomerang Express and is sure to be filled with lots of “down under” fun as the children learn that it “All comes back to Jesus”.  VBS will run from Sunday to Thursday 6pm until 9pm, then Friday, the commencement program will run from 7pm until 9pm.  That’s when you’ll get to see all the fun songs and things that your children have learned.  Be sure to watch the promo video below!

If you have children who have finished the 5th grade up to those who have finished 7th grade, we haven’t forgotten about them.  Middle School Mania is scheduled to take place from Monday, June 8th through Thursday, June 11th.  Middle school mania will take place during the same time as vacation bible school, which is 6pm until 9pm.

There is no cost for the children to attend VBS or Middle School Mania.  So don’t miss out!

 

Don’t Leave Your Donut on the Desk

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There was a certain Professor of Religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small college in the western United States.  Dr. Christianson taught the required survey course in Christianity at this particular institution.  Every student was required to take this course their freshman year, regardless of his or her major.

Although Dr. Christianson tried hard to communicate the essence of the gospel in his class, he found that most of his students looked upon the course as nothing but required drudgery.  Despite his best efforts, most students refused to take Christianity seriously.

This year, Dr. Christianson had a special student named Steve.  Steve was only a freshman, but was studying with the intent of going onto seminary for the ministry.  Steve was popular, he was well liked, and he was an imposing physical specimen.  He was now the starting center on the school football team, and was the best student in the professor’s class.

One day, Dr. Christianson asked Steve to stay after class so he could talk with him..

‘How many push-ups can you do?’

Steve said, ‘I do about 200 every night.’

‘200? That’s pretty good, Steve,’ Dr. Christianson said. ‘Do you think you could do 300?’

Steve replied, ‘I don’t know…. I’ve never done 300 at a time’

‘Do you think you could?’ again asked Dr. Christianson.

‘Well, I can try,’ said Steve.

‘Can you do 300 in sets of 10? I have a class project in mind and I need you to do about 300 push-ups in sets of ten for this to work.  Can you do it? I need you to tell me you can do it,’ said the professor.  Steve said, ‘Well… I think I can…yeah, I can do it.’

Dr. Christianson said, ‘Good! I need you to do this on Friday. Let me explain what I have in mind.’

Friday came and Steve got to class early and sat in the front of the room.  When class started, the professor pulled out a big box of donuts.  No, these weren’t the normal kinds of donuts, they were the extra fancy BIG kind, with cream centers and frosting swirls.  Everyone was pretty excited it was Friday, the last class of the day, and they were going to get an early start on the weekend with a party in Dr.. Christianson’s class.

Dr. Christianson went to the first girl in the first row and asked, ‘Cynthia, do you want to have one of these donuts?’

Cynthia said, ‘Yes.’

Dr. Christianson then turned to Steve and asked, ‘Steve, would you do ten push-ups so that Cynthia can have a donut?’

‘Sure!’ Steve jumped down from his desk to do a quick ten.  Then Steve again sat in his desk.  Dr. Christianson put a donut on Cynthia’s desk.

D r. Christianson then went to Joe, the next person, and asked, ‘Joe, do you want a donut?’

Joe said, ‘Yes.’ Dr. Christianson asked, ‘Steve would you do ten push-ups so Joe can have a donut?’

Steve did ten push-ups, Joe got a donut.  And so it went, down the first aisle, Steve did ten push-ups for every person before they got their donut.

Walking down the second aisle, Dr. Christianson came to Scott.  Scott was on the basketball team, and in as good condition as Steve.  He was very popular and never lacking for female companionship.

When the professor asked, ‘Scott do you want a donut?’

Scott’s reply was, ‘Well, can I do my own push-ups?’

Dr.. Christianson said, ‘No, Steve has to do them.’

Then Scott said, ‘Well, I don’t want one then.’

Dr. Christianson shrugged and then turned to Steve and asked, ‘Steve, would you do ten push-ups so Scott can have a donut he doesn’t want?’

With perfect obedience Steve started to do ten push -ups.

Scott said, ‘HEY! I said I didn’t want one!’

Dr. Christianson said, ‘Look! This is my classroom, my class, my desks, and these are my donuts.  Just leave it on the desk if you don’t want it.’  And he put a donut on Scott’s desk.

Now by this time, Steve had begun to slow down a little.  He just stayed on the floor between sets because it took too much effort to be getting up and down.  You could start to see a little perspiration coming out around his brow.

Dr. Christianson started down the third row. Now the students were beginning to get a little angry.  Dr. Christianson asked Jenny, ‘Jenny, do you want a donut?’

Sternly, Jenny said, ‘No.’

Then Dr. Christianson asked Steve, ‘Steve, would you do ten more push-ups so Jenny can have a donut that she doesn’t want?’

Steve did ten…..Jenny got a donut.

By now, a growing sense of uneasiness filled the room.  The students were beginning to say, ‘No!’ and there were all these uneaten donuts on the desks.

Steve also had to really put forth a lot of extra effort to get these push-ups done for each donut.  There began to be a small pool of sweat on the floor beneath his face, his arms and brow were beginning to get red because of the physical effort involved.

Dr. Christianson asked Robert, who was the most vocal unbeliever in the class, to watch St eve do each push up to make sure he did the full ten push-ups in a set because he couldn’t bear to watch all of Steve’s work for all of those uneaten donuts.  He sent Robert over to where Steve was so Robert could count the set and watch Steve closely.

Dr. Christianson started down the fourth row.  During his class, however, some students from other classes had wandered in and sat down on the steps along the radiators that ran down the sides of the room.  When the professor realized this, he did a quick count and saw that now there were 34 students in the room.  He started to worry if Steve would be able to make it.

Dr. Christianson went on to the next person and the next and the next.  Near the end of that row, Steve was really having a rough time.  He was taking a lot more time to complete each set.

Steve asked Dr. Christianson, ‘Do I have to make my nose touch on each one?’

Dr. Christianson thought for a moment, ‘Well, they’re your push-ups.  You are in charge now..  You can do them any way that you want.’  And Dr.Christianson went on..

A few moments later, Jason, a recent transfer student, came to the room and was about to come in when all the students yelled in one voice, ‘NO! Don’t come in! Stay out!’

Jason didn’t know what was going on.  Steve picked up his head and said, ‘No, let him come.’

Professor Christianson said, ‘You realize that if Jason com es in you will have to do ten push-ups for him?’

Steve said, ‘Yes, let him come in.  Give him a donut.’

Dr. Christianson said, ‘Okay, Steve, I’ll let you get Jason’s out of the way right now. Jason, do you want a donut?’

Jason, new to the room, hardly knew what was going on.  ‘Yes,’ he said, ‘give me a donut..’

‘Steve, will you do ten push-ups so that Jason can have a donut?’

Steve did ten push-ups very slowly and with great effort. Jason, bewildered, was handed a donut and sat down.

Dr Christianson finished the fourth row, and then started on those visitors seated by the heaters.  Steve’s arms were now shaking with each push-up in a struggle to lift himself against the force of gravity.  By this time sweat was profusely dropping off of his face, there was no sound except his heavy breathing; there was not a dry eye in the room.

The very last two students in the room were two young women, both cheerleaders, and very popular. Dr. Christianson went to Linda, the second to last, and asked, ‘Linda, do you want a doughnut?’

Linda said, very sadly, ‘No, thank you..’

Professor Christianson quietly asked, ‘Steve, would you do ten push-ups so that Linda can have a donut she doesn’t want?’

Grunting from the effort, Steve did ten very slow push-ups for Linda.

Then Dr. Christianson turned to the last girl, Susan.  ‘Susan, do you want a donut?’

Susan, wi th tears flowing down her face, began to cry.  ‘Dr. Christianson, why can’t I help him?’

Dr Christianson, with tears of his own, said, ‘No, Steve has to do it alone; I have given him this task and he is in charge of seeing that everyone has an opportunity for a donut whether they want it or not.  When I decided to have a party this last day of class, I looked at my grade book.  Steve here is the only student with a perfect grade.  Everyone else has failed a test, skipped class, or offered me inferior work.. Steve told me that in football practice, when a player messes up he must do push-ups. I told Steve that none of you could come to my party unless he paid the price by doing your push-ups.  He and I made a deal for your sakes.’

‘Steve, would you do ten push-ups so Susan can have a donut?’

As Steve very slowly finished his last push-up, with the understanding that he had accomplished all that was required of him, having done 350 push-ups, his arms buckled beneath him and he fell to the floor.

Dr. Christianson turned to the room and said, ‘And so it was, that our Savior, Jesus Christ, on the cross, plead to the Father, ‘Into thy hands I commend my spirit.’  With the understanding that He had done everything that was required of Him, He yielded up His life.  And like some of those in this room, many of us leave the gift on the desk, uneaten. ‘

Two students helped Steve up off the floo r and to a seat, physically exhausted, but wearing a thin smile.

‘Well done, good and faithful servant,’ said the professor, adding, ‘Not all sermons are preached in words.’

Turning to his class, the professor said, ‘My wish is that you might understand and fully comprehend all the riches of grace and mercy that have been given to you through the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  He spared not only His Begotten Son, but gave Him up for us all, for the whole Church, now and forever.  Whether or not we choose to accept His gift to us, the price has been paid.’

‘Wouldn’t you be foolish and ungrateful to leave it lying on the desk?’

I know this post is fairly hard-hitting once you’ve realized what the point is.  But I would be failing you all if I didn’t tell you that you have a gift, the price of which is already paid, all you have to do is accept it.  Heaven or Hell, the choice is yours.  God knows our past, but it doesn’t matter (thankfully!), our sins can be forgiven if we only ask.

If you would like to speak with our pastor to learn more about Salvation or if you since the urgent need for a Savior, please call 225-243-6138 and ask for Brother Howard.

 

May 2009 Distribution Recap June 2, 2009

The May 2009 Distribution was amazing!  We had some fresh cucumbers donated to us which were made available to those picking up their orders this month.  They went pretty fast, too.

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The cucumbers were almost gone by the time this picture was taken. We had a huge stack of them when we started! 🙂

Mrs. Rhonda played some hymns on her guitar during distribution.  It added some nice background music to the air.  Thanks, Mrs. Rhonda!

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We didn't get a closeup of Mrs. Rhonda, but there she is in the background playing away! Ignore my thinning hair, please. 🙂

For more picture, please click the Photos tab at the top of this blog site.  The photos there start with May’s pictures.

Thanks to all the volunteers that came out to lend a hand in any way, and those folks who came to pick up their orders.  It wouldn’t be possible without you all!

Orders are now being taken for the June 2009 Menu.  Take a peak at it by clicking the Menu tab at the top of this blog site.  Ordering will continue until Sunday, June 14th.

For those of you who are signed up for the monthly newsletter, it’s in the works right now and should be emailed out within a day or two.  Any of you who aren’t signed up, you’re invited to join the email list by clicking the button in the right hand column.

 

Pre-Apply for Disaster Food Stamps this Storm Season June 1, 2009

My friends over at Graceworks, another Angel Food host site in Ascension Parish ran across this information, and I thought it worthy of passing on.

Beginning June 1 the state will allow people to pre-apply for disaster food stamps in the event there is storm this season. The website to apply is https://dsnap.dss.state.la.us/CitizenPortal/.  If you pre-apply, it should help to speed up the process for you in the event of a major storm this year if the disaster food stamp program is activated, again.

The following items are needed to complete your pre-application

  • Name, social security number, and birth date for each household member
  • Parish where you currently live
  • Residential address
  • Monthly income for each household member
  • Liquid resources for each household member such as:
  • Cash on Hand
  • Checking Accounts
  • Savings Accounts
  • Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
  • Money Market Accounts