Guess what arrived in the mail this week!?
We got two humungous boxes full of dolls, musical instruments, stuffed animals, books, and more for the kiddos across the street! This vast collection of toys were collected by two bible study groups connected to Stephen’s mom, Gena, and sent our way.
Thanks to my brother-in-law Chris’ mom, we have a basket full of toys that we’re sharing with the kids now. We leave it in our house and take it out on special days, so we can all play together and then collect everything back. With this new set being so large, we’ve decided to give them away as Christmas presents. The sweet women even thought to include Christmas gift wrap bags to put them in.
It gets even better. We decided we’d like to invite a friend from work who could translate for us to share who the toys are from, why we are giving gifts to them, and why we celebrate Christmas. We thought this could provide a wonderful opportunity to communicate our faith and love on them.
Thus developed a party.
We then spoke with our boss, who has encouraged us to invite all the Partners staff as well. And thus, the party grew, and we’ve got big dreams for yet another Christmas party!