A Dream Realized
Mat 25:35-40 (KJV)
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
These words from the Holy Bible spoke to Robin Grove in a deep and meaningful way. After prayerful consideration she shared her feelings among the congregation of her Church that God was calling her to service and had thus laid the idea of a clothing mission heavily upon her heart. This revelation came to Robin amidst a grueling battle against Non Hotchkins Lymphoma; a battle that looked as though she might ultimately emerge victorious.
Shortly after sharing her dream of starting a “clothing pantry” (to complement the successful Food Pantry outreach at Mt. Zion General Baptist Church) she was delivered the devastating news that yet another form of Cancer was invading and her time upon the Earth was drawing to a close. With precious little time remaining Robin worked with Church membership to establish this mission and devoted much care and consideration into it’s creation.
Mt. Zion General Baptist Church has graciously embraced Robin’s desire to start this clothing mission; in large measure, due to their embrace of Robin herself. She is a beloved member of the congregation and oftentimes member of the praise team, a student of God’s Word and a friend to everyone she meets. She will be sorely missed, but it is hoped that the legacy that lives on in her family and friends might also be made manifest in this humble effort to help those less fortunate.