My church and Bible study group encouraged us to donate a shoebox of gifts for Operation Christmas Child . We'd bought gifts for children in need many times in the past, but this concept was a first for us.
We thought about the child, and decided that we wanted to get gifts for a boy 10-14 years of age. Samaritan's Purse , the organization that sponsors this event, had a print-out sheet of directions and recommendations.
As we pondered and gathered our gifts: colored pencils, small drawing pad, hard candies, small binoculars, solar powered calculator, wristwatch, toiletries and wash cloths, we thought about the boy that might receive them.
We were trying to purchase a few last items, when we asked a young man working at our local Target if he could help us find washcloths. We told him what we were doing, and he said, "I got a box from them when I was a boy". I asked him if there was anything he could recommend, and he said a yoyo would be good to give the boy something fun to occupy his time. It took 4 different stores, but we found the yoyo!
We'll be praying for that boy.
If you would like to participate in this wonderful event, please click the link above. We know you'll be blessed more than the recipient!