Food on the Corner
Food on the Corner has been "helping feed those in need in the inner city of Vancouver since 1983." When we were in the process of buying a new truck for Food on the Corner (FCS), we were confronted with higher than expected costs to equip and insure the new truck. At one of our Wednesday night board meetings we discussed our shortfall of $5,000. We had no idea where we could raise the money from and complete the changeover to the new truck. Before the meeting took place, a couple of people had volunteered to lend FCS about $3,000, but it would have to be paid back in the next couple years. So the question was placed on the agenda, should we, or can we, go into debt?" At the meeting, it was decided that we might have to take that offer in order to purchase the truck if we could get a legal opinion on how to do it within the terms of our constitution.
The following Saturday, Tom Scott and I drove the old truck down to 222 Main Street for our weekly food distribution. On our trip home we discussed the proposal and committed to further prayer. Later that day, as I was out in my yard raking leaves and, as I often do, talking to our Lord, I told him that I felt like the king in the parable of Jesus who did not count the cost to go to war. I told Him that I did not know what He wanted us to do. Just then, my cell phone rang and it was Tom. He told me that while he was downtown he had received two envelopes from donors there and he had just opened the envelopes. He ask me if I was sitting down. I said to him, "No, but what was in those envelopes?" Tom said the first one had $250 and the second one had $5,000. In that instant, I had God's answer and God's provision. Sometimes you pray and wait and other times you pray and He acts. His Sovereignty is trustworthy and true.