Saturday, November 8, 2008

Christmas Project

This year for Christmas, I decided to take part in Operation Christmas Child. A unique mission project to help millions of boys and girls around the globe who live in difficult circumstances and are in need of hope.

What this project entails is filling a shoebox for a specific age and gender with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, and other goodies such as hard candy, sunglasses, flashlights, enclose a check to cover shipping costs and then, through Samaritan's Purse, it's delivered to the appropriate designation.

Last year, Gabrielle and I picked out a toy and dropped it off at one of the toy run drop offs. My goal is to help Gabrielle and Holly understand that children around the world and even in our own communities, sometimes don't get to experience the thrill of Christmas as we do. So, in efforts to do this, every year for Christmas I hope to find a program that shows Gabb and Holly how different their Christmas is compared to other kids around the world.

Hopefully if my efforts are successful, the girls will be more willing to give at Christmas then receive.


Janis said...

I am so proud of you and what you are teaching you children. What a wonderful program for the less fortunate. We must all remember, "It's better to give then to recieve"

Anonymous said...

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for participating in Operation Christmas Child this year. We hope that you were blessed as you minister to children around the world.

Darren Mullenix
Donor Ministries
Samaritan's Purse