It’s National Collection Week!
I love this practical & hands-on opportunity to give back. When you pack a show box, you don’t just give a child material goods. You give them the gospel.
You give them Hope. Capital H Hope. God’s Hope.
This year, my husband & I took our 5 year old niece, L, & Cupcake with us to the dollar store to buy the items for our boxes (one for a boy, one for a girl). We showed L this video before we left so she would know what to pick out.
She did a great job! She understood the concept & picked out great things for the kids. She was really fair & made sure that both kids got the same number of items. When we got home, she drew a picture for each kid. We had a lot of fun packing the items in the boxes, & Cupcake had fun watching us.
Then we gathered & prayed over the boxes. That’s the most important part.
We prayed for a better world for the children that are receiving these boxes, but we also prayed for better hearts for us senders. That we may be generous with what God has given us everyday.
L had fun marking the label. I always make sure to include the donation for shipping. It comes with the added bonus of being able to track the boxes.
In 2016 our boxes went to Angola. I look forward to finding out where they’ll end up this year & looking up that country with my niece.