KOH2RVA: Day 75

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I’m thankful for Louis and Linda Watts, new members of Richmond’s First Baptist Church who are taking KOH2RVA to heart.  While you’re waiting for the turkey, take some time to read the letter Linda sent to Steve Blanchard yesterday:


Dear Steve:

My husband, Louis and I just got the greatest blessing at Glen Lea Elementary School! When Kim Lee came and spoke to our church, I knew I wanted to do something to help their school and KOH2RVA. When Louis’s mother was in a nursing home, relatives of the residents were asked to bring a home-baked goodie the day before Thanksgiving and they were all shared with the staff since they were working and did not have time to bake. It occurred to me that teachers are in the same situation since they have to work today and also have no time to bake. So I contacted Kim Lee and asked her if I could bring all her faculty and staff members a loaf of my homemade pumpkin bread as a gift for Thanksgiving. She thought it was a great idea and asked that we bring it today. Louis and I just left there and were so blessed.

Kim was thrilled, the teachers were so happy, and we even got to see a few students. Just so you know, it was a joint effort. Louis is not a baker, but he did all the prep work for the pumpkin. He cut it all and then ran it through the food mill for me after it was cooked. I baked the 52 loaves of bread and Louis hand-wrote 52 personal notes to put on each loaf of bread. Kim was pleased that each loaf had a personal note. Louis and I both realized that all the time we spent the past few days was worth every minute to make so many people happy. We got back in our car feeling so blessed and very ready to celebrate Thanksgiving! I am so glad you invited Kim to speak to our church so that we could partner with them and help fulfill some of their needs. They are very grateful for all that First Baptist is doing.

Louis and LInda Watts


I don’t know about you, but I think the Kingdom of Heaven came to Richmond, Virginia, yesterday. 

May it come to you and yours today.

One thought on “KOH2RVA: Day 75

  1. Blessings not only to Louis & Linda, but also to all those teachers who work with children to give them a better start in life! I just came back from delivering a dessert for our Caritas guests, and had a delightful chat with about 5 guys who were enjoying the sunshine on the portico. Friendship is a wonderful gift that costs no dollars and very little time, but usually gives the giver far more than the receiver! Happy Thanksgiving, every day, even though we make a “Big Thing” of it only one day (weekend!) a year.

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