November 16, 2009

Caught the Christmas Spirit Early!

okay... i don't think i've ever been in the christmas spirit this early. but, late yesterday... our quirky-church had a "samaritan shoe box wrapping party"... and i volunteered to help! there were several tables set up with cars, dolls, stuffed animals, new clothes, personal hygiene and candy... we stuffed (really stuffed nice and full!) boxes then wrapped and tagged them! very fun and heartwarming. plus, it was nice to meet new people!

we had unbelievable worship music and singing going on...singing praise music while gift wrapping in a group setting, is quite surreal! the three musicians above, are multi-talented and can really belt it out! there was also the "typical" table of finger foods! the volunteers and our pastors, prayed over the boxes, which was heartwarming, too. as i understand it... they're being shipped to south korea and ecuador. i'd sure like to see all the children's faces when they open up their special packages! beautiful day. smile, wink, nod.


Lisa said...

I was worried for a second there! Thought you might be all done with Christmas shopping! LOL

Sounds like a wonderful afternoon and such a blessing!

Anonymous said...

how fun! and what a blessing that will be to those kids- Janet M

~Byn There said...

Shouldn't we have the Christmas spirit all year long!!! ;)