OK, my post today is actually two tips. Both are important, but totally unrelated. I debated about which one to write about, and lucky you, you get both.
First, it is the season for Operation Christmas Child. As a family, we have been participating in this ministry for several years. To break it down for you, Samaritan’s Purse collects shoeboxes filled with gifts for underpriveleged children, they add some information about Christ in the child’s own language, and they send these boxes around the world. For most of these kids, it’s the only gifts they get (or have ever gotten!). It is such a powerful ministry, and so easy to participate in! You decide what age/sex of child you’d like to fill a box for, then go fill it with toiletries, school supplies, toys, etc.
This has been such a neat experience for our kids – we let them pick out what goes in the box and it gives us the opportunity to teach them how blessed we are – that there are children out there who don’t know Christ, who don’t get gifts, who don’t have even a small percentage of what we have. They get to see how fun it can be to give rather than get.
If you’d like to participate, check out the info on the Samaritan’s Purse website.
And the other tip for today – go vote. I wonder if I really even need to remind people about this – because let’s face it, if you weren’t planning on doing it by now, I’m probably not going to change your mind. But I will say that voting is our privilege and responsibility as citizens in the USA. Seriously consider the candidates and then get out there and make your voice heard!
Have a great day!