Saturday, March 17, 2018, the first blessing box of Lexington, TN was installed at the Shepherd’s House, located at 264 Spring St. in Lexington. The box was then filled with donations and left for the community to use at will.
Blessing boxes are generally homemade structures, located in common areas throughout a community, that allow people to anonymously donate goods directly to the boxes for others to anonymously take from the boxes, as needed. The purpose is to grant blessings upon those in need of basic necessities that may not have access to such items, for one reason or another.
The motto for Blessing Boxes of Lexington, TN is, “If you need a blessing, take one. If you can leave a blessing, leave one.” Blessing Boxes has grown rapidly into a worldwide ministry, and we are so humbled and privileged that God has assigned us the opportunity to serve Him and His people by bringing this ministry to Lexington.
The plan to begin a blessing boxes ministry in Lexington was laid upon my heart in October 2017 when I saw posts on facebook shared by friends and family in my hometown of Goldsboro, NC spreading the word about a blessing boxes campaign there.
The burden to get involved became so heavy on my heart that I was led to contact the founder of The Blessing Box Goldsboro. Upon speaking with her, I felt God was calling me to use this ministry to share His love, grace, and hope with the people of Lexington. There is so much negativity all around our world, and the only cure for all of it is the love of Jesus. By November 2017, I had mentioned blessing boxes to enough of the right people and God began providing the resources for the first 2 blessing boxes to be built.
Building supplies for the first 2 boxes were donated by…
For complete story, see the March 21st edition of The Lexington Progress.