Here at New Leaf we’re always on the look out not only for ways you can “Live for Less,” but also how you can “Give More.” Today a dear friend of New Leaf’s, Reba Williams, has presented a way to do just that!
If you have been in our upstairs store recently, you may have heard that Chelsie is going to Uganda this October on a mission trip with Four Corners Ministries, which is based in Opelika. (You can read more about Chelsie’s trip here). Recently, two sisters sold homemade blueberry jam in our upstairs store to help Chelsie raise money for the trip. It was amazing to watch young children take an initiative and “Give More,” without being asked by us! The girls were thrilled to sell all of the jam and plan on making some more and bringing it to the store next week!
Reba was also inspired to give towards Chelsie’s trip and surprised us as she showed up at the store this afternoon with fresh homemade bread! We could not believe how good it smelled because it was literally fresh out of the oven! Now we aren’t just saying this, but Reba makes wonderful bread– we have personally eaten it many times and we love it. She has also baked bread for restaurants and other locals in Auburn. This is what Reba gives says about her bread:
“My whole wheat bread is made from freshly ground wheat berries that have all the vitamins and minerals that God placed in the wheat for our nutrition. I do not use any preservatives so the bread must be eaten or refrigerated/frozen within 5-7 days of baking. I use free-range eggs, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, honey, yeast, gluten, lecithin, hard red and white spring wheat, and sunflower, millet and flax-seed.”
Reba has decided to sell whole wheat and cinnamon raisin loaves for a few Saturdays for $6 a loaf at New Leaf to help Chelsie raise money for her trip to Uganda. So if you love fresh bread, stop by on a Saturday and grab a loaf (cash or check only) and enjoy something local as well as giving to something across the world!
What a great opportunity Reba has shared with us to “Live for Less so you can Give More to the things in life that really matter,” as well as a chance to join in a story that is bigger than ourselves.
“In order to make the story happen, we had to give it away, we had to ask for help, and when you ask for help, you are asking other people into the story with you, so it’s no longer yours, it belongs to the community that believed in it with you.”