Another Day in the Life of Margie Randall
UBA Missionary to the City
Serving refuges in southwest Houston
To volunteer, contact Margie by email.
"God really does have a sense of humor," begins the monthly update by UBA Missionary to the City Margie Randall. Everyone who has ever worked a clothing closet knows what hard work it is. Clothes must be unloaded, sorted, sized, and sometimes washed and ironed before being folded or hung in the appropriate places. Clothing is often stained, torn and better suited for the trash bin than for someone's closet. In small, cramped quarters, it can be hot and smelly work.
"I told Him [God] long ago that clothing is not my thing," writes Margie. She says that God reminded her of His saying, "I was naked and you clothed me." So, six years and thousands of bags later, Margie sees the clothing ministry as a reminder of "how much He cares about the details of our lives."
On this day, the clothing task was made lighter by the smile of a child. Today, Margie has a success story. She writes,
Today, young N. said she needed an outfit for a special occasion. She is one of four siblings and they are low income. She found a pair of flipflops purchased at Dollar Tree for a dollar and then we began to build the outfit. When we finished she looked nice but the best part was seeing her self esteem rise.
N. stands in front of a lighted window, happily modeling her new outfit for Margie. With a demur smile on her face, hair pulled back in a neat pony tail, and one hand place jauntily on her hip, the young girl looks confidently at the camera, clearly proud of her outfit of blue top and matching turquoise and lavender flowered skirt, topped off with a stylish cropped black sweater. Her blue beaded flipflops provide just the right final touch. The ensemble is complete. And she has experienced God's loving provision.
"It is hard work and I need more warehouse space," says Margie, "but it is all worth it to see the kids and adults smile at their 'treasures.'"
Margie can always use an extra volunteer or two. If you'd like to help, contact her by email. You might just have the opportunity to put together the perfect ensemble for a little girl.