Monday, November 10, 2008

The Power of a Simple Gift

Every November the kids and I fill shoe boxes for children less fortunate than us. My kids include a picture of themselves and a letter to the child.

Two years ago a letter from Sri Lanka arrived for my daughter. It was from the girl that had received her box. The letter was really amazing and it made the whole exercise come to life for both of my children. National Collection Week is November 17-24. It has been a worthwhile activity for my children and is a wonderful way to demonstrate God's love and the power of a simple gift.


Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Great idea... captures the essence of giving!!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

This is perfect...I have wanted my boys to have a yearly project that we can do together, but in which they can participate individually.

Our old church did a thing for families in the community where each member of every family had a tag with a Christmas wish hanging on a tree in our church. We would each go pick our own tag (the boys would pick one for a boy their respective ages) and we'd provide those gifts.

I have missed that ministry opportunity. But this sounds like a perfect alternative!

AVT Coach said...

What a great tradition for your children to look forward to! I bet that letter was amazing!