"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

Our church participated in Operation Christmas Child via Samaritan's Purse Organization this year. We were so excited to pick up our shoeboxes and talk to Carson about what we were going to do as a family to help others in need this Christmas. Before we went to the store to purchase the items we were going to put in our shoeboxes, I told Carson about other kids just like him who didn't have any toys. To my surprise, our little 2 year old picked out a ball at the store and said, "Doesn't have any toys!" He gets it!
We came home and got right to work packing our shoeboxes.

What a great opportunity to give to others, and for Carson to see what Christmas is really all about. Here is a short video on Operation Christmas Child. We can't wait to follow our box and hope to hear from the little boy God picked out for our shoebox to go to.

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