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Mabel's Kitchen opens in Carberry

posted Feb 16, 2016, 8:12 AM by Kathy Carr
The little Church family of St. Agnes Anglican Church, have been inspired to show God's good works to the people living in Carberry, when they need it the most. We have been truly blessed to have been given, late last year, the ‘go ahead’ from the health inspectors, to open our doors and offer our community “Mabel’s Kitchen.”
Mabel’s Kitchen (located in the Church basement - 46 Selkirk Street), opens her doors one night a week on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., with the hope of growth in the future. We provide a meal of home-made soup and buns, free of charge, to anyone who happens to find themselves in need. We want people to know we are here and that we care about them.
Asking for help is not an easy thing for anyone to do. It is even harder when you don’t have family or close friends to go to first. We hope to give our community the peace of mind knowing that there is an option out there for them, without having to explain to anyone how they got there.      
We decided on calling our soup kitchen ‘Mabel’s Kitchen’ because Mabel was my grandma’s name and it’s no secret, grandmas love to feed people! She was not personally known to most of my Christian family at Church, but they spent the bigger part of the last year praying for her as she was preparing to pass from this world into the next. It wasn’t until after my grandma, Mabel’s death that I had found her baptism certificate and discovered that she had been baptized in 1938 at our St. Agnes!
Scripture tells us that Christians should consider the interest of others and help those in need. If someone asks us to pray for them, then pray. If someone asks us for some food or drink let’s give it to them. When we do these righteous things, we are doing God’s will, working for God, and bringing happiness and blessings on others. How awesome is that?!
If you’d like to join us once a week for hot soup and a bun, or if you know anyone in need, Mabel’s Kitchen at St. Agnes’ is waiting, doors and arms open wide! The atmosphere is comfortable and friendly and all in any kind of need are welcome.
submitted by Dyan Seaman

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