Bidenomics are wreaking havoc on the American consumer in ways we never thought possible.
People are being forced to make sacrifices during the holidays and in some cases, people have to choose between paying the rent or hosting a big gathering for others.
But this North Carolina church is proving that the true spirit of Thanksgiving will persist for generations to come.
Thanksgiving prices are still up by 25 percent from 2019
This year Americans might notice that some of the prices have come down from the record highs that were set last year.
But most items are still much higher than they were in 2021.
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10 people is still up by 15 percent from 2021 and 25 percent from 2019.
Turkey is the main course for most Americans and the biggest share of the price for people planning their Thanksgiving feast.
Last year the bird saw the highest price in the last twenty years, but this year Americans are getting some reprieve as the bird has seen a drop of 5.6 percent.
But those who prefer a Thanksgiving ham won’t be celebrating those savings.
The average price of ham shot up to $4.56 per pound. Canned items like pumpkin, cranberries, and whipped cream have all seen steep increases.
While many Americans are still struggling to make ends meet—one church in North Carolina is offering up a solution.
Inspired by the loaves and fishes miracle
Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina is providing relief for families in need during its annual “Feeding the 5,000” charitable event.
The church, which is offering food for 1,000 families of five, has been doing this annual event since 2008 making this the 15th.
The event is inspired by Jesus who famously fed 5,000 people near Bethsaida.
Jesus miraculously fed these people with a small portion of fish and bread, which He multiplied into enough food to feed the thousands.
Jimmy Jackson, the pastor at Lawndale Baptist, says this is exactly where his church got the inspiration.
“Jesus, during His early ministry, fed over 5000 at a teaching he did as told in Matthew 14:13-21,” Jackson explained to The Christian Post.
“As Christians, we believe that we are to meet the needs of our community and be a good neighbor, just as Jesus did and taught,” he continued.
The charitable offering in Greensboro has seen rough patches but even continued during the pandemic.
“Jesus loves them more than they could ever fathom”
Families visiting the church will be welcomed with open arms and invited to join the church for other holiday events.
Lawndale will give each family a frozen turkey, a $25 gift card to the grocery store, information on the church, and their holiday event schedule.
The event didn’t shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 but instead pivoted and turned it into a drive through service.
There is nothing that will stop this church from spreading the good news and the Word of Jesus Christ.
“We do this event each year in the name of Christ and for His glory. We also want our community to know that we, Lawndale Baptist, are there for them and love them as well. If our community sees us modeling Christ, then Christ gets all the glory,” Jackson said.
“The biggest thing we want our community to take away from this event is Jesus loves them more than they could ever fathom,” the pastor said.
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