Friday, October 30, 2009

A Worthy Cause

It's that time of year again. The time when "Operation Christmas Child",
through Samaritan's Purse, collects shoe boxes filled with all kinds of goodies. Things like scarves, gloves, hats, crayons, small toys, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap. note pads, and other things are requested. Those shoeboxes go to children all over the world. What a tremendous blessing.

Our family loves to participate in this. The children get really excited about what they are giving and help put it all together.

This Sunday, our church is collecting all of the boxes and will later ship them off.


Cooper

Grant

Melanie

Braaten

and Austin

Our fabulous five sporting their boxes.

If you want to know more about "Operation Christmas Child", click on the link above. It's not too late to help out. You can always send a donation if you feel led to.


8 comments:

Heart2Heart said...

Carol,

This indeed is a very special ministry. Our church takes part in it every year! Such a blessing to know that somewhere, a child will be opening your carefully packed box of gifts to them.

What a wonderful way to keep the spirit of God's love alive at Christmas.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jules said...

This is awesome. I have never heard of this before. Can any church participate?

He & Me + 3 said...

We will be turning our three in this week too. I love doing this each year. Great boxes your kids made.

Darcie said...

I too have heard of this, and what a wonderful and valuable lesson you are teaching your children.

They all look so cute, handsome, and pretty! :-)

Have a beautiful weekend.

petrii said...

Carol,

This is so cool. What a wonderful cause to have your children involved in at such an early age. GREAT!!!

I love the pic of all five of them on the couch, part of them bare foot. So cute!!

Have a Blessed weekend,
Dawn

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

We love doing that too! I love that you wrap the shoe boxes! I always just buy them at the dollar store. So much more creative on your side!

McCrakensx4 said...

I love that cause...it is so awesome! My church back in MI does it and miss that our church out here does not. Great job kids!

LisaShaw said...

An absolute blessing!

Loved the photos of the children.