Monday, October 12, 2015

Include a Letter in Your Shoebox!

"Only God knew the story he would write of our lives when Katie finished packing a shoebox gift and her mom prayed it would go to a child in an unreached country. For years we were pen pals and exchanged letters, and then the Lord allowed me to meet her dad in 2003 and then to meet Katie herself in 2009.
This weekend, 14 years after receiving her shoebox gift, I had the privilege to see her and her family again, this time at the house where she grew up, where she wrote all of her letters. 
Here we are standing with all the letters we have exchanged over the years. Only you God, only you!" - Yuliya, shoebox recipient

Of course, not everyone receives a letter from their shoebox recipient but it happens more often than you might think..... so write a letter, maybe include a photo, and perhaps.... you will receive a letter back. Even if you don't know that your shoebox will make a difference in a child's life.. and that is quite a gift in and of itself.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Nanor, Shoebox recipient from the Middle East speaking in Medford October 11th.. a bit of her story

Nanor is speaking in Medford OR tomorrow...
When:     October 11th, Sunday, at 4:30 pm
Where:     First Church of the Nazarene
                1974 NE McAndrews Road
                Medford, OR   97501  

I can't wait to go!!! I hope you can go too... learn the difference a simple shoebox can make.

Nanor received THIS gift almost 20 years ago as a 5 year old child in the Middle East.. she kept it all these years. She kept in contact with the girl who sent the gift too! Can you imagine? 
She lived with war and such difficult times and this box planted a seed of Christ in her... and brought her such joy and hope that she treasured it ALL these years! 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Operation Christmas Child Community Packing Party is ALMOST HERE!!

WOW... this year has been crazy, with family health crisis and the travel involved to care for my ailing parents, and now, I have a broken leg... but SOMEHOW our Awesome God has continued to move our Packing Party forward... and it is almost time! We hope to pack 300+ shoeboxes for children in need in Jesus' name....

OCTOBER 24th, from 1-4 pm at BBC Ministries here in Klamath Falls. You can learn more about the event at

Please help me get the word out so that MANY can experience the joy of packing a shoebox. Share the site above so that more can learn about this opportunity. Items have been collected and now we need people to come and help us fill these boxes with stuff but MORE importantly with love and prayer and letters.