Many people are still so happy to receive Daily Bread devotional booklets. I’ve heard that some Daily Breads have been distributed farther away than the Valley.
I feel that the community embraces our little Shop. Sometimes it feels like a bit of a gathering place and it is fun to look out the window and see a lot of vehicles in the parking lot.
There are some really fun times as well. Once, Diane and I heard a buzzing sound and we noticed a gentleman was trying out a shaver that had been donated. After he had shaved, he bought the shaver. I’m not sure if we kept a straight face! The same day that same fellow wanted us to listen to a song he had written. Diane told him she just couldn’t understand the words and he said “Well that’s because it’s in Cree.” Then we all really had a good laugh.
Just recently I lost my Mom, and Dad asked me if I could take some of her clothing back with me to the Thrift Shop. When I noticed a dear lady who I know from Sapotaweyak carrying Mom’s winter boots up to the counter, I had a strong feeling that I wanted to give them to her. I told her that they had belonged to my Mom and she had just passed away and I’d like to give them to her. We both cried and hugged each other and she thanked me sincerely.
Even though we have had this building now for 6 years now, it still feels like it is new and it is appreciated so very much. Many thanks to all the supporters who made it possible.
Most of all thanks be to God!
– Marilyn Reimer, Thrift Shop Coordinator