— Blessing Buckets Bring Hope!

 

We believe in the power of a simple bucket filled with life sustaining resources… 

These 5 gallon buckets are filled with essentials for life. Things like toilet paper, snacks, bottled water, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, and even toys for children. We also include a Bible in each bucket because we believe that is the most important item of all.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DISASTER RELIEF BLESSING BUCKETS

 

After disasters these buckets are distributed all over the United States to those in need. These small blue containers become beacons of hope to those affected by disasters of any kind.
 
  
 

INTERNATIONAL BLESSING BUCKETS

 
These specialized buckets are sent to people all over the world. They are specific to cultures and people groups and designed to meet the individualized needs of the communities they reach.
 
 
 
WHERE WILL PHIL AND PHIL’US BE NEXT?
 
Discover where your favorite bucket characters will be next. They love to hang out at VBS’s, Bucket Drives, Special Events and More. Find out more or invite them to your event today.
 
 
 

 

 — Crew Member Club

 

MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Meet John.

Meet John, John is a long time volunteer for God’s Pit Crew who can be seen daily around the upper warehouse and Blessing Bucket assembly area. John has had a major part in the renovation of the Blessing Bucket assembly area. He has helped to build the 2 86 ft long assembly lines complete with custom selves to make assembly more efficient. He has also built Blessing Bucket signs and money collection boxes. We love John’s dedication to serve!
 
 
 
 

 

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— Powerful Stories from the Buckets List: 

Why the Bible Makes a Bucket Complete.

Matthew 4:4 says…
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Who better to answer the question of why God’s Pit Crew puts a Bible on top of the contents of every Blessing Bucket than Jesus Himself. The Bible is the spiritual, life sustaining meat that one needs to live. It contains the invisible arm of God that can reach down and pull someone out of despair. It contains the cloak of God that wraps around us to shield us from what surrounds us and give comfort. It’s filled with rays of light that fill us with joy. The Lord takes an ordinary bucket of supplies and uses it to bring hope. It’s what makes the Blessing Bucket more than a bucket.

 


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Engaging our culture through simple acts of kindness.

Were you ever bullied on the playground? Or called names by the neighbor kid? Do you have an annoying co-worker? A friend who pushes your buttons?
 
When I was a kid, my mom would admonish me, “Josh, kill them with kindness.”
 
The motive behind this advice may sound harsh, but I believe it tells us something about the power of kindness. In Romans 2:4, the apostle Paul puts it this way: “God’s kindness leads you toward repentance.” My mom and the apostle Paul knew the same biblical truth: Kindness has the power to soften hearts.
 
The Greek root for kindness, as used in the New Testament, means uprightness or benevolence and describes the ability to act for the welfare of those taxing our patience. Kindness can be quite unnatural, though. When we have been hurt or offended, we tend to react in anger or bitterness. But kindness leads us to do just the opposite — to respond with love and forgiveness (Ephesians 4:32).
Kindness is when your child, though treated badly by a friend, shares gummy bears with his friend at snack time. Kindness is when you, though frustrated by your child’s poor choices, choose not to react in anger. It’s an unnatural act that comes supernaturally through the Holy Spirit.
 
But kindness by itself is insufficient. Paul describes kindness as a part of the fruit of the Spirit, which also includes love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). He speaks about the fruit of the Spirit, however, not as a list of isolated character traits, but as one thing.
 
It’s especially important for kindness to be accompanied by goodness. That’s because kindness without goodness can become tolerant of sin — just as goodness without kindness can be harsh and legalistic. We show the fruit of the Spirit only as we develop these qualities together.
 
Children of all ages can begin to understand kindness from a biblical perspective. The following age-specific activities and discussions will help your child explore this important and relevant topic.
 
—Dr. Joshua Straub / Focus on the Family
 
Key Points
 
Kindness has the power to soften people’s hearts.
Kindness is the ability to act for the welfare of those who test our patience.
To be genuine, kindness must be accompanied by the rest of the fruit of the Spirit.
Family Memory Verse
 
Titus 3:4-5
“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy.”
 
Scripture Study
 
For a more in-depth look at kindness, read these Bible passages:
 
Matthew 5:43-45.      Romans 11:22        Ephesians 2:6-7.         Colossians 3:12

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City Slicker Vs. Country Girl

I’m a city Kitty, so not having the luxury of growing up in the country where running through fields and playing in creek beds is the norm for a child, I’m skittish when I go out into nature. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the outdoors immensely but I’m not accustom to all things crawly. When walking, I typically walk with my head down looking for venomous things like snakes, and spiders, and bees. At any moment I just know I’m going to be under siege. So I am on guard and ready to take off running while doing some kind of crazy wild dance to try to escape my attacker.
Today’s walk was no different than any other walk. Off I went across a field, head down, anxiously scanning the terrain for anything that may want to bite or sting me. I stopped along our Creek bed to take in the sound of the rushing creek. Once I gave the ground another quick scan, I looked up. Right above my head was a tree I had never noticed before. It had clusters of 3 beautiful burgundy flowers that hung from the branches all the way to the top of the tree.
 
In that moment, God revealed something. When I am hyperfocused on my problems, I don’t see Him. Being anxious and fearful over what might strike me, I’ve missed the enjoyment of admiring God’s creation.
 
Psalms 121:1-3 says, “I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker ofheaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber.”
 
All too often, I try to “fix” my own problem or take care of myself, not remembering I have a God who promises to take care of me, if I would  only let Him. Realizing this in that moment, I was able to walk out of that field with my head up, taking in all the beauty around me. Oh sure,  the threat of poisonous things were still there, but my anxiety was gone because my Creator was taking care of me!
 

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BLESSING BUCKET TESTIMONIES

I have received things from several distribution centers but none were package as unique as yours. It was a great idea to package the items in a bucket because they did not risk getting wet/ damaged during transport, nor did anyone have to physically sort and hand out the items as some distribution centers did. My house flooded in August 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. And my heart is over joyed by the kindness shown to us as we rebuild our home. I can truly say, nobody but God has continued to sustain us throughout this ordeal.”      -MS. VICTORIAN from BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
 
“From the bottom of my heart, I extend my deepest gratitude to you guys…I was offered a Blessing Bucket and gladly accepted that. It brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart to know that there is still faith and humanity in this world. I cannot say thank you enough to all of you who have sacrificed your time and efforts to support those in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you from Conway, SC!”  
 -MEGAN from CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA
 
 
 
 
 
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