Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Monday, December 20, 2010

Toys For Tots 2010

M., Aunt, and L.
at home before T4T

Hubby and I have given to various angel tree events at the mall, businesses, & church over the 15 Christmases we've been married. Last year our church hosted its first Toys for Tots event and it has become an important part of our family's Christmas to serve there together.

This year was a little different as M. had to stay home ill. I worked the first part of setting up the 2-4 year old boy room. We moved toys from the stock room, organized them on tables, took off price stickers and marked through upc codes. This took an hour and a half! We had lots of help too. L and Aunt were there. Cousin S. was in charge of a baby room next door. I was also able to greet and help shoppers for about 40 min. before Hubby came and I went to be with M.
At church Sunday, a friend from small group told me about L. showing him all the rooms and explaining being a "Personal Shopper". He told me what a good leader L. is. This mama is so proud of hearing how God is using the qualities of her children. A big thank you to other friend P., for letting L. accompany her as a personal shopper (because he wanted to do that instead of stay inside one room).

Me and Friend P


Waiting for shoppers to arrive

Cousin S., Me, Aunt

Sunday at church we got to hear of the 50 who prayed for Salvation, of marriage reconciliations, many others' lives being touched and the statistics - 1500 children were served and all those who requested bikes (200) were able to receive one! Praise the Lord for Toys for Tots! Thank you to the Marine Corp for adopting the T4T program.

1 comment:

  1. I just cried reading about all the blessings that were received through gifts and prayer! God is *so* good that the little things matter to Him. What seems little, is really big to child and a parent trying to provide. Praise God for His provision through the generosity of T4T! Did you know my brothers and I were T4T and Angel Tree recipients when we were kids (teens for me & C and a little kid for A)? It's such an honor to be able to pass that experience on as an adult through giving and helping. Thank you, on behalf of all those families, for the role you and your church played!!!


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