I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Operation Christmas Child
~~Our Sunday school class is participating this year in Operation Christmas Child. There's a great video here, telling all about it. Basically, you choose to shop for either a boy or girl and pick their age group. Then you fill a shoe box with toys, gifts, candies, and hygiene items like toothbrushes and soap. You wrap the boxes and take them to drop-off locations. The boxes are then delivered to needy children around the world in some of the most destitute places; children who probably have never received a gift before in their lives. Most importantly, it shares the love of Jesus with these precious little ones.
~~We showed the girls the video and talked to them about it. Sierra was so excited that she couldn't wait to shop for her girl. Savannah, of course, didn't really understand, but she was excited anyways! She kept saying, "Where the girl?" I would say, "Far away," and she would reply, "Oh. Okay!"
~~I think that this will definitely become a yearly family tradition for us. Not only are you helping another child, but it's also a great lesson in thankfulness for your own children. It's surprising to a 5 year old to learn that there are kids who don't even have a toothbrush. I cried when I watched the video and saw how happy these children are with just a small box of gifts. With the Christmas season approaching, our mailboxes are filling with toy catalogs saying "Buy this. Buy that." What a reminder that we already have so much to be thankful for and we don't need more "things" to make our lives blessed.