On October 2, 2016, forty-six of St. John’s members of all ages journeyed to Fleetwood to partake in the Potato Project. After numerous rainy and messy days we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there a field of potatoes lay ready to be harvested before the first frost hit. With old sweatshirts, boots, and jeans we all gripped a bucket and starting carrying out God’s work. One bucketful at a time from each person eventually turned into seventeen containers each holding 850 pounds of potatoes to be filled. With the help of four tractors and a cub scout pack, St. Johns helped make a difference in local families lives.
If you gazed across the field you didn’t just see regular people picking up dirty potatoes in a muddy field; you saw disciples who adored Jesus and wanted to spread his love to others. We didn’t just come together on a dreary afternoon to pick potatoes; we joined together to make a difference in other people’s lives. God was at work on October 2, 2016, and His love is contagious. He helped the members of St. John’s open their hearts and celebrate His love.