Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Hello there! I don't have any projects to share with you today, but I wanted to show you what we've been working on. My husband is the area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child, a children's Christmas ministry~actually  the world's largest.

Many individuals, bussinesses and organizations have donated items, money or hand-made items to pack into shoeboxes which get sent all over the world to needy children. For most, this in the only gift they've ever received. When the shoebox gifts are distributed to the children, they also receive a 12-week discipleship program called the Greatest Journey, which teaches them about Jesus and gives each of them hope. Afterwards they each receive a Bible in their own language-over 70 different languages!

There have been several Packing Parties in the area, and we collected all the supplies which were left over and tried to fill as many more as we could. We invited our kids and grandbabies over and had our own little Packing Party. So much fun!

We set up another table that I had planned to put the packed shoeboxes on, but our 7 year old grandson Gabriel had another idea. He thought we needed a Snack Buffet!

He even set up a Weight Watchers/Gluten Free section for grandma! He's my little Angel Gabriel:)

It was amazing how much stuff was still left!

We ended up with 84 boxes! I think this will be a yearly tradition:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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