Sunday, November 18, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

This was our first year to participate in Operation Christmas Child, the shoebox ministry from Samaritan's Purse. We did one box this year, for a girl age 5-9. Our prayer is to be able to do four boxes next year, one for each of our kids to do on their own.

Baby Girl did this one as part of our Keepers At Home group at our church. She picked out everything all by herself, and since Handsome was with us when we went shopping, he decided that he wanted to use his $3.00 to buy three different things to also include in the box (we were at the Dollar Tree). He picked out the pink teddy bear, a Disney Princess kalideoscope, and two pair of socks with ducks and monkeys on them. Isn't that precious? *sniff sniff*

We watched a 10 minute video from Samaritan's Purse about the children who receive these shoeboxes and it has really done something major in Baby Girl's heart. Her compassion towards these children is overwhelming. She has asked if some year we can travel to Atlanta and volunteer to help inspect and pack the boxes, and maybe even pray for God to make a way for us to actually be some of the ones who travel with the boxes to another country and hand them out to the children! I can't think of anything I would love to do better.

Baby Girl's heart is so compassionate towards others, and she is SO good with children. They all just love her and flock to her every time we're at church. I see a true gift and talent that God has given her and I am so proud of her. I look very forward to seeing what God has planned for her life.

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