Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11-12
Juanita is a cashier at my local grocery store. She is always upbeat, cheerful and smiling. Last year, we discovered that we live close to one another.
After praying and God’s nudging, I put two muffins in a bag – not just any bag, a Project Cupcake bag from Sweet Monday, and drove to Juanita’s house.
I found Juanita watering flowers on her back deck and told her she kept coming to mind as I prayed about who could use a bag of treats. I shared with her about Sweet Monday and Project Cupcake.
Juanita walked across her deck, sat down on the top step, and burst into tears. She looked at me and said, “Not five minutes ago, I was just thinking that I have a lot of acquaintances, but not any real friends and now you show up.”
By this time, my eyes were filled with tears. For the next hour, we sat at Juanita’s dining room table sharing sweet tea and muffins while Juanita shared her story with me.
I was reminded of what we say at Sweet Monday: “Women in our culture are busy, but they are often hurting and lonely.” This describes Juanita. Her life is busy with family and work, but she feels discouraged and disconnected.
As Juanita and I walked to the door, she suddenly stopped, grabbed my hands, and thanked God for hearing her prayers.
Who knew a sweet treat could transform a relationship – or a life? That’s the power of Project Cupcake, Sweet Monday’s inspired and inspiring 25th anniversary outreach project.
In celebration of 25 years of ministry, we invite you to help start a global movement to make the world a sweeter place by participating in Project Cupcake!
Click below to request your FREE Project Cupcake bags, pray about it, deliver a sweet treat to whomever God is leading, and watch your kindness be paid forward.
Project Cupcake is designed to open doors for women to develop and deepen relationships with friends, colleagues, and strangers (soon to be friends!) in their communities. Project Cupcake offers a sweet and tangible way to connect with each other with the love of Christ.
Crossing party lines and front lawns, women everywhere can carry cupcakes and connect women and their families to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. Could there be a more effective way to combat the sense of isolation and loneliness felt by so many people in our modern society?
There’s a Juanita in your life who needs you.