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Spring into Health a Success!

March 26, 2015

Spring into Health a Success!

Spring Break 2014 was a very special week for the Mustard Seed Cafe.
We are Grateful for:

Volunteers who stepped up to fill in for other volunteers who were unable to come because of Spring Break.
Youth and families from Del Sol Baptist church who worked hard in the kitchen.
Teams of volunteers from EPCC and UTEP who handed out Health Fair flyers in the neighborhood, worked in the kitchen, and in the café.
High School students from around the city who helped all week. 
The way that our regularly scheduled volunteers served others in love.
Volunteers who pulled weeds and worked to beautify the café entrance.
A team of student nurses and their professor from Abilene Christian University who handed out flyers in the neighborhood and gave a Health Fair for neighborhood families.
Volunteers who painted faces and played with children who came for the Health Fair.
Montwood High School students who came for a Garden and Nutrition class.
Montwood High School culinary students who helped in our kitchen.
A guest who helped us care for another guest who was ill.
Faithful Garden Volunteers who showed up to pull weeds and beautify the garden. 
A volunteer who showed us that sometimes serving the Lord means stepping back so that someone else can serve.
A Master Gardener and Texas Agri-Life staff member who shared their passions for gardening and nutrition with Montwood High School students.
Students from Presa Elementary who brought their families to the café.
A flutist who provided beautiful, live music for our guests and serenaded a newly engaged couple with “My Heart Will Go On".
A volunteer who was willing to sight-read music so that she could accompany our flutist on the piano.
Volunteers who cleaned tables, moved tables, served tea and coffee, built salads, cut wraps, greeted guests, washed dishes and worked the iPad.
30+ college students from all over the United States who spent two hours with us as part of the United Way’s Alternative Spring Break program.
Two groups (one from Las Vegas, NM and one from Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee) who came to eat lunch during their stay in El Paso for a Border Immersion program with Cristo Rey.
Numbers of walk-in volunteers who came in each day to help us.
The opportunities that God gave us to tell other people about His love.
Food enough and help enough to serve lunch to 486 people in 3 days!
Whew! What a wonderful week! Thank you everyone!

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