|Our shoe boxes are packed and ready for Operation Christmas Child.|
Several years ago, before Dasia was born, Dale and I started filling shoe boxes each November for Operation Christmas Child. One year, we took our youth group to Wal-Mart and had the kids pick out items to fill shoe boxes. We then went back to our church for an overnight party where we ate, played games and filled up several shoe boxes with gifts for the children who are blessed through Operation Christmas Child. Every year, I look forward to participating in this ministry.
This week, Dasia, Dylan and I made a trip to the Dollar Tree to purchase items to fill up four shoe boxes. It's a good opportunity for the children to give to other children. They both enjoyed picking out a few toys to put in the boxes. That evening we wrapped and filled up our gifts. It was an emotional time for Dylan who would really like to have some of the toys we put in the boxes.
National Collection Week is November 12-19, 2012. If you would like more information on this ministry, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/occ.