Friends of the KMRS,
It is autumn and the 50th annual Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale seems far away. MCC, however, is needed now. Hurricane and storm damage, earthquake devastation, droughts, fires and human disasters can be found all around the world. We need only to turn on the television to see haunting images calling to us to help.
For many of us, MCC is the vehicle for us to help. We may not be able to travel and physically help those in need. But, most certainly, we can pray… most certainly, we can donate…most certainly we can serve…by making comforters, canning meat, putting together school and hygiene kits, encouraging and communicating with those in voluntary service. Mennonite Central Committee was created to provide relief and assistance to people in need throughout the world. Christ has called us to help those who are hungry and thirsty and to give aid to those who need help carrying their burden. The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale exists to help MCC carry out their mission.
As we prepare for the 50th Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, we ask for your prayers. We ask you to mark April 13 and 14 of 2018 on your calendars. And we ask you to get ready.
This is a year of remembrance, as we celebrate the KMRS commitment to “love one another as Christ has loved us”. We are planning a program to be given on the Friday night of the sale. We have arranged for the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus to share some numbers with us. These two organizations, the KMMC and the KMRS share a birthday and share in the history of supporting MCC. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them to this event.
More details will follow in the next few months as we prepare to come together in the name of Christ to support the work of the church. But you can count on arts and crafts, beautiful quilts, great food, tractors and cars to bid on, and the comradery and community that make the sale special.
So…mark your calendars, prepare the items you wish to donate to the auction, tell your friends, and get ready to worship with us in this event of generosity and hope.
Blessings and Love
Jim Robb, Chair
Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale Board