It isn't that I didn't want to participate, I just didn't know that children were allowed to participate. As we picked the fruit and talked about how important it is to bless others, my children talked about how good they felt being able to serve and help too. As we arrived at one house, Prince introduced himself to the elderly man who owned the trees and asked his name. He then said, "It's so nice to meet you, Mr. Ed. Thank you for letting us pick your grapefruits so that people who need food can have good food to eat." My 6 year olds "get it." I am constantly amazed at how God uses them.
As I picked, I prayed for all of those volunteers who were involved in this project, from the fruit pickers to those driving the trucks to those on the other end distributing the food. I prayed for those who would receive the fruit, that it would nourish their bodies and they would enjoy having fresh citrus...something we take for granted in the Sunshine State.