Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New 52 | Week 46: Operation Christmas Child

A few weeks ago I saw this video at church and it touched me deeply.

Operation Christmas Child is a program started by Samaritan’s Purse, a non-profit organization headed by Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, to bring Christmas gifts and the good news of the Gospel to kids in 130 countries.  When I saw this video, it brought tears to my eyes.  I wanted to bring joy and Good News to under-privileged kids anywhere around the world.  What cost me so little can make such a difference to a child’s heart.  I couldn’t NOT do it.

So I packed up my box last week with some new items from my stash, plus went to Target and picked up some more items.
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And I put them into the box.
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I bought things for a 5-9 year old girl.  I hope that she will enjoy the items that I put in there for her.  I prayed for my box and dropped it off at church on Sunday.
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I’m so thankful for all that I have.  It’s just a small way that I can contribute and give to a little girl somewhere in the world who might not otherwise receive a Christmas gift.  I’m blessed and I’m excited!  I hope this will be a new tradition that I can do every year to make a difference.
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New52 is a project started by Peppermint and I to encourage each other and others around us to try something new every week in 2011. The "new" each week doesn't have to be something big. It could be something as simple as ordering a new dish instead of old standbys at your favorite restaurant. It's simply opening your heart up to NEW possibilities.
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4 comments:

  1. So sweet! Reminds me of something similar I've seen with filling shoeboxes. :)

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  2. It's fun, isn't it?? We finally got it together this year and filled some boxes...the kids had a blast!

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  3. Here you go...I'm so excited that I get to post a linky this time!!

    http://thencbrownings.blogspot.com/2011/11/new-52-photo-shoot.html

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  4. Isn't that video precious? We do shoeboxes with our kids, and let them do the choosing. Actually going out tomorrow morning to shop with them. It's such a great ministry and easy way to help.

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