Monday, April 23, 2012
http://klamathocc.blogspot.com/2012/02/theme-boxes-princess.html I found a great deal listed on ClipWithPurpose and just HAD to share!! http://www.target.com/c/brand-shop-National-Princess-Week/-/N-56g3t?ref=tgt_adv_xasd0001&AFID=Performics_Passion%20For%20Savings&LNM=Princess%20Download Go to the target page this week, click the gold badge, and you can print a Disney Princess coloring book in honor of princess week. For a little princess far away, a precious child of God, this might be just the thing!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
My friend and fellow-OCC Area Coordinator, Jaimie Lindley, had the privilege of distributing shoeboxes recently in the Dominican Republic and she told me about the boy and his mother pictured above. The mother was helping in children's ministry at the church where the boxes were given out that day and when her son ran to her yelling "Mama, Mama!" and showing her his box, she burst into tears.
Jaimie was watching and asked an interpreter to talk with the mother to get the story. The interpreter explained to Jaimie that the son had been praying for only one thing in his shoebox--a baseball glove. And, as you can see from the picture, that is just what he received--the desire of his heart and the answer to his prayers.
A bit later, on the bus with her team, Jaimie told the story and her husband piped up and said, "That's not the end of the story. I was there when he opened his box and all his friends also got gloves and balls in their boxes." So, Jaimie explains, God gave that boy not only a ball and glove--He gave him a whole team! Only our loving God can know what each child who will receive a box needs and desires and as we pray and fill them in the best way we can, He can use these gifts to meet those needs.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Have you SEEN all the goodies???? Walmart has stuffed animals that started out at 2.97 perfect in size for the shoeboxes.... they should go 50% right away.. and perhaps even 75% if they make it that long. Other stores will have similar deals. Plus stickers, pencils, toys!
I will be traveling this week.. so I will not be able to report on local deals... but I will be reporting on what I find while traveling as many deals will carry over here. And feel free to comment about what YOU find in the comments section, especially if you find a GREAT DEAL.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Another option is a felt bunny.
I am not skilled in these crafts but I think I want to try!
Here is a little video to enjoy this Easter.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Pray for those who were in the path of the Texas storms and for Samaritan's Purse and others who go help
April 5, 2012
Responding to Texas Tornadoes
Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief teams are in North Texas to provide relief in the wake of a major storm that spawned numerous twisters
Samaritan’s Purse is responding to a series of tornadoes that hit the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Tuesday, April 3.
As many as 15 twisters may have touched down, according to the National Weather Service, as a slow-moving storm system moved through North Texas. The violent weather destroyed about 200 homes and damaged hundreds more, according to preliminary estimates.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Samaritan's Purse is scheduling volunteers for this response. Click here for more information.
Two of the hardest hit areas were Lancaster, a southern suburb of Dallas, and Arlington, a city between Dallas and Fort Worth. There are 300 homes damaged in Lancaster, and at least 488 in Arlington.
Samaritan’s Purse has deployed two Disaster Relief Units. The tractor-trailers arrived early Thursday morning. We are establishing one base at First Baptist Church in Lancaster, and the other at Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington. Local volunteers are expected to begin working Friday, and overnight volunteers will start arriving Sunday.
Please pray for the families who were affected by the storms and for our staff and volunteers as we respond.