Monday, April 18, 2011

Something Cool

Each year, the church I work for hosts a community "shoebox" party for Operation Christmas Child. We stuff items into shoeboxes, which are then distributed to children around the world through Samaritan's Purse.

This year, we learned (because of tracking a few packages) that a lot of our boxes went to children in Ghana.

Today, Lane McLoud, who has helped spearhead the project for many years, received a note from a boy in Ghana, thanking her/us for the box.

Wow. I was in awe as I held the letter. What an amazing thing to think that one of the boxes we filled more than four months ago, made a difference in the life of this young man.

I wanted to share it, not only here, but I'll go put this on the children's ministry blog. Sometimes since we only see the "input" of our actions (the pile of boxes waiting to be shipped overseas), it's nice to see the "output" or "outcome" of the box who touched the life of a child in another country.

Just a small thing that really made my day better today.
Thanks Lane, I needed the reminder of why we do what we do.

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