Saturday, November 22, 2014

Operation Christmas Child 2014

It's Operation Christmas Child time again!  We put together boxes last year and knew we needed to again; the generosity it provokes, the fun it is to put together, and ministry to a child is unmatachable in meaning!

We do this with my mom and she really takes the lead to put a lot of effort and heart into these boxes.  She grabs great sales, cute toys, and perfect gifts throughout the year as she finds them.  You can tell how much she wants to bless these kiddos with her enthusiasm and effort alone!

Five boxes are going out this year: four girls and one boy.  Ryan put the one and only boy box (not pictured in this post) together and did a GREAT job!

 

What went in the girl boxes (ages 5-8):
A blouse, socks, small purse, squishy toy, stuffed animal, note pad, sewing kit, crayons, chap stick, pencils, pencil sharpeners, nail polish, hair ties, headbands, toothbrush, toothpaste, body soap, nail polish, lip gloss, Christmas card with picture and probably even more that I'm forgetting!

 

What went in the boy box (ages 10-14):
A light jacket, Velcro mit catch toy, whoopie cushion, marbles, jacks, water bottle, pens, a notebook, wallet, head light with extra batteries, body soap, tooth brush, toothpaste, socks, and a Christmas card with picture

Our brother and sister in law, Tyler & Anna, are having their kids do it too and Rilyn calls it "buying for her friends" which I just cannot get over how cute that is.  What four year old willingly and enthusiastically buys gifts to give them away?! 

Our niece and nephews, that's who!

Poppy stalked helped me write the cards and looked very sweet the whole time so she needed a feature in this post too :)

 
Did you get a chance to a box (or a few!) together this year?  Let us know--we can always use inspiration for next year!
 
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
 
Matthew 25:40
 

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