Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Amen, Then Action

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Amen, Then Action

Article excerpt

My friends and I are grateful for Julian Routh's Nov. 25 story, "The Gift of Giving: Volunteers Choose Packing Meals Over Hunting Deals on Black Friday." He covered beautifully the gathering of 3,000 people of diverse ages from throughout the Pittsburgh region at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center last Friday morning to pack 1 million meals for hungry individuals and families.

What a way to extend the thankfulness and joy of Thanksgiving. But he missed the first half of the story. Before we broke into groups to work on the meals, we worshipped God - 3,000 Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox and Jewish people, young and old, gathered together to praise God. We heard beautiful music from choirs and soloists. We were encouraged by testimonies from men and women whom God had delivered from addiction to alcohol and homelessness. …

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