With the harvest season upon this rural community, Lisa Hawk, Harpster United Methodist Church's Outreach Chair, wanted to let farmers know that they are appreciated and supported in the prayers of her congregation. So she shared her vision and rallied her fellow members of Harpster UMC to connect with farmers hauling grain to their local elevator. With the help of her team, 60 sack lunches were prepared and distributed to farmers starting at 11 AM on Monday, October 12th. Each lunch consisted of a ham and cheese sandwich, chips, cookie, candy bar and water along with a note of thanks from the church. Extra lunches were sent home to the additional workers in the fields. The lunches were gone by noon.
The farmers who received these tokens of God's love and grace were grateful and so pleased with the congregation's gift. The willing servants handing out the lunches told the farmers that the congregation would be praying for their safety during the harvest, for good weather, good yields and fair prices.