Monday, November 06, 2006

serving at sunrise...

Sunday morning a small group of our senior girls got up at the crack of early dark thirty (6:30 to be exact) to meet at Wallmart and go on a mini shopping spree. Why you ask did we decide to shop at such a magnificent hour? We were shopping for a service project, the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts.

Samaritan's Purse does an annual gift giving to children around the world at Christmas time and this is the month they are collected. It's a lot of fun and we decided to do it as a group this year. We (someone else on our team) thought an early morning run would be fun and different. Not being a morning person at all I wasn't completely sold on the idea but it turned out to be a blast!

We shopped, drove to my house sitting place to wrap stuff up and eat breakfast and then headed on to church. We were all talking about how amazing it is the amount of stuff you can accomplish in the wee morning hours before the rest of the world wakes up! If you're in ministry or work with kids and want to change it up a little...try an early morning adventure!

The picture is at a coffee shop warming our hands by the fake fire. Asthetically pleasing to look but lacking in warmth. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for posting information about Operation Christmas Child on your blog. We appreciate the efforts of so many like you who participate in reaching children for Christ through a simple shoebox. If you have any questions, please call us at 828-262-1980. May God bless you.

Darren Mullenix
Director of Development Operations
Samaritan's Purse