“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8).

Every third Saturday, the door opens at the Back Door Food Pantry at the Jasonville United Methodist Church (30 miles southeast of Terre Haute) find this lesson from Jesus in action. Its church and community ministry have been up and running since August. Each month, the church sees the numbers of those being helped increase. Members say it has been a blessing to minister to those in need.

The church’s members who work with the pantry are able to express the love of Jesus in a way that ministers to those who already know Him or might be seeking Him for the first time. This ministry has grown from serving 14 families in August to 65 families in December. This translates to more than 200 individuals of which 71 were children.

The Back Door Food Pantry thanks all who have given time, money or food and especially, they thank the Linton Save-A-Lot, Jasonville Sons of the American Legion, the Greater Greene County United Way, Jasonville Church of Christ, the Greene County Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry organization, and the Bread of Life Ministry of Linville.

This year they expect to provide assistance to even more of their neighbors in need. For more information how one can help, call Pam Chattin at 812-665-3489. Help will go a long way in reminding us to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Photo courtesy of Jasonville UMC

Members of Jasonville UMC have expanded their ministry with community food pantry.