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The Collins Family

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

Every year for Christmas our family picks an organization to give to for the holiday season. This year we decided to be part of Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan's Purse. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes. Normally we pick a local charity, but since our hearts are over in the Philippines, we chose to give to an organization that gives to children in countries of poverty. We chose to fill 2 shoe boxes, 1 for a girl age 2-4 and 1 for a boy age 2-4. Jaidyn really enjoyed helping me fill the shoe boxes. She helped me fill the boxes with art supplies, toiletries, candy, clothing, and of course toys. She picked out a couple of princess items and a Dora doll for the girl box and some cars and balls for the boy box. She just couldn't understand why we couldn't deliver them to the children ourselves. She even drew a picture of Christmas trees and presents on the card that we sent along with the boxes. Our boxes should have arrived at the Operation Christmas Child headquarters this past week. By giving gifts that share the Good News of Christmas our family is more able to strongly celebrate God's love for us through the birth of Jesus. By giving this gift we hope to have passed along the gift of HOPE & LOVE.

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My dad made these snowmen kids for us this year. I am not sure if you all noticed, but we have a "Snow" family of 3 children. This child is in all of our hearts this Christmas season. Thanks, Dad! :)

1 comment:

Darren said...

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for participating in Operation Christmas Child this year.

Darren Mullenix
Donor Ministries
Samaritan's Purse