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Missouri Project 2012


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Reformation Lutheran outreach program for Missouri children, 2012.

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Missouri Project 2012

  2. 2. “I heard of a little girl who didn’t have any shoes. She was given some shoes and although they were a size 10, she wore them anyway. She wears a size 11.” I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them. Hosea 11:4
  3. 3. “Hey Pastor Steve, would Reformation LutheranChurch be interested in collecting donations for about twenty families; 30 or so kids?” Carol ButlerI will give you a newheart and put a newspirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and giveyou a heart of flesh.Ezekiel 36: 26
  4. 4. 20 Families / 30 Kids
  5. 5. Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, andwhoever sows generouslywill also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6
  6. 6. With the help of the High School MissionClub from Ava Victory Christian Academy With Christmas spirit they filled baskets with much needed clothes
  7. 7. Side Note:• With seven High School Elves in tow, we grabbed and we gathered, now if I could stop them for texting and blathering!• Two long joyful hours later and four fullest of carts, we headed for the door like tired Old Farts.
  8. 8. With labels removed, sizes checkedtwice. Prepping gifts for the naughtyand nice.Ribbons and wrapping and tapinggalore, 104 gifts! Can there be more...?
  9. 9. Foot warmers, Furbys, coats and some shirts; keeping us warm,clean clothes and no dirt!
  10. 10. Ask and You Shall Receive… {This all began with a prayer for one pair of shoes for a little girl }RLC Donated so much more 2 boxes of homemade wooden toys 3 boxes of gently used clothing and personal items Cash converted to Wal-Mart cards totaling: $2545.80(Wal-Mart donated $50 in a gift card)
  11. 11. Three gifts each, 34 times. They’ll recklessly wonder what would be mine.
  12. 12. 104 gifts all wrapped with care. We still needed something- the little girls hair! Hairclips, headbands, bobbles andcurls; while the older girls got bangles, bangles thatdangled and twirls. The boys, the boys! Received watchesthat glowed and all had plenty and plenty to show.
  13. 13. The packages were placedunder the tree with great care in hopes that the childern would soon be there.
  14. 14. Eating and feasting with a handful of parents, can we hurry and finish its time for our presents?
  15. 15. Patiently waiting everyone could see that holding these children any longer would be tricky
  16. 16. It started with tearing and then cheering, wow what a show.
  17. 17. All the joy was overwhelming for all of us. Especiallyfor one little girl whom gathered some gifts and raninto back room where she clinged to a wall, sayingsomething quite somber to which was to low to hear,crying and sobbing and I believe, thanking us all. And as quickly as she broke away she came back to hergifts. This one child was worth all of our effort. Howblessed we are to have affected so many.Blessings and a Merry Christmas to all at ReformationLutheran Church, Westminster, California.We Love you All!PS: Size 11 – the shoe fit perfectly.