On Sunday night we had over 50 people in our home and we packed a total of 36 boxes! We have lots of stuff left over, so we could have packed several more….but we ran out of boxes! I had such a wonderful time and the weather was gorgeous, which made it even better! The kids could pack their shoeboxes and then go outside and play…a win-win for everyone!
I planned on reading Ronnie Wilson’s Gift by Francis Chan to the children at the beginning of the party, but completely forgot about it once everyone got there! We also had the Promotional DVD playing on the TV for people to watch at their leisure. And we can’t forget about food…we had lots and lots of yummy food (almost all of which I did not make–thanks to those who brought food to share).
Unfortunately, I didn’t get my camera out until the end of the night. We’re missing about 15 people in this group, who had already left or were inside when we took the picture.
We are so thankful for our friends and family, who continually encourage us in our walk with God. What a blessing they are!
It’s not too late to host your own packing party! Collection Week starts on November 12th, so you have almost a full month to plan and invite! Samaritan’s Purse is hoping to reach 100 million children with these boxes this year…so get involved and start packing your box today!
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