We raised $155.00 for Home Missionaries by selling and making (as a family) dipped oreos. This was hard work but worth the effort.
Our Church puts together boxes of Christmas Dinners to distribute to the needy in our community. A man got the burden years ago to do this and they have been doing such a great job. We jumped in and helped in whatever areas we could.
I am thankful the pressure has been lifted off of us to keep up with others (as far as gift giving goes) and not having waste and clutter for things that take up so much space and never get used. I am thankful that our bank account wasn't drained for things! It is still low but it was used to bless others not ourselves. Although...Jesus birth isn't a solid for sure date...what a wonderful time to show His character. Our goal should not just be showing Christ during Christmas but EVERY SINGLE DAY and YEAR ROUND!
I pray we stretch ourselves to keep the "Season" in every "Season" no matter Summer, Winter, Spring, or Fall. Let us keep up the Christmas Spirit Year Round.
Chrissy and Family
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