Saturday, November 3, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

Our church participates in Operation Christmas Child which is a way to give to children all over the world. The idea is to fill a shoe box with toys, toiletries, candy, etc. and then to ship it to the headquarter, then they distribute them all over the world to children in need. This year Drew put together his very own box, using money from his piggy bank. He really seemed to understand the concept of what he was doing, and really enjoyed shopping for his "friend in need." He has a huge heart and it was so fun to see him do this....we hope to make it a yearly tradition, and we plan on letting Noah do his own box next year, too. We had Drew make a box for a three year old boy, just like him...next year he'll do a four year old boy and so on.

Here is Drew at the Dollar General with his shoe box...
Picking out toys to put in the box...
Helping Daddy count his money to pay for his stuff....
At home, putting the box together...
So excited about the box....
We are really proud of him and hope that he is learning to share all that he is blessed with. He is such a sweet boy with a big heart....he makes my heart swell!

6 comments:

The Jacksons said...

First of all, finally!!! Thank goodness you are back at blogging! We love Operation Christmas Child and I think that's a great idea that Drew put a box together! I will look forward to having Luke do one as well--maybe next year, when he's 3, he'll really get it!

Jessica Smith said...

Sounds like y'all have been doing great!!! Glad to hear your vacation was so fun and relaxing. Isn't it amazing how big the hearts of our children can be? It's such a good example to us grown-ups!

Hope you are feeling well. Maybe we can try to talk soon....on the phone I mean. :-) Hope you have a great week!!!! Give the boys, and the unknown, lots of love for us!

scarlet said...

how sweet! i hope our little girl is just as darling as your little guy!

emily hammock said...

Wow! So good to see an update! What great parents you guys are. You are truly raising wonderful children in a loving environment and teaching them to give as much love as they receive. You inspire me! By the way, I think it's a girl....

Shelly said...

I love Operation Christmas Child! I have been doing it myself for years, then it became a tradition for us as a family. Megan got to fill out a kids' info. sheet (ask RBC about them next year-they're from OCC) and draw pictures to include this year. She loved that! Every year she understands the program more and more. She'll have to chat with Drew about it! ;o)

Lynnell said...

Wow! I am impressed! Such a generous spirit at such a tender age. Mandy, you and Michael have done well!