Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shoebox Party 2010

Samaritan's Purse is a Christian organization that does mission work all over the world.  One of their most successful projects is Operation Christmas Child, where folks like you and Mrs. Roy take an empty shoebox and fill it with toys and clothes and toothbrushes and school supplies.  Samaritan's Purse takes those shoebox gifts and gives them to children in need all over the world, telling them that Jesus loves them and the people who packed the shoebox love them.  Mrs. Roy loves getting to be a part of that.

Several years ago, Mrs. Roy and a couple of her friends started getting together in November each year and collecting shoeboxes.  The first year we collected about 25 boxes and thought we had done great!  This year, we collected 93 shoeboxes!  We had lots of friends come join us in putting together the shoeboxes, enjoying fellowship with each other and eating Christmas cookies and punch.  What started out as a little get together at Mrs. Roy's house has grown to the point we have to use the church fellowship hall to hold everyone.  It's a glorious thing. 

If you would like to contribute to Operation Christmas Child or if you would just like to know more about the things Samaritan's Purse can do and maybe hear about some of the children who have received shoeboxes, just click here.  Or watch a video by clicking here.

Life is definitely good.

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