Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Same name......Project completed

Earlier I talked about how the girls (Julia and one of her friends here in the campground) came up with a list of people they wanted to help or do something nice for this Christmas.
They picked people here in our campground and decided they would bake them some pumpkin bread and include one of the cinnamon ornaments that Julia and I had made.
Bright and early our helper arrived and I pulled out all they would need to bake the bread.
Then from the couch I gave instructions. They measured all the ingredients and prepared the buttered sugared pans and then set the timer as they put them in the oven.

They used small disposable pans and were able to get three loaves in our small oven at one time.
Here they are as they check to see if the loaves are done when the timer went off.
Finally the bread was done and cooled.
They placed the bread in little bags and signed Christmas cards
and tied the ornaments to the package.
For a few others we made fudge and wrapped them the same way.
The girls had a fun time delievering their packages.
And we heard good things back from those who got the packages.
I think the girls had a good time together and it was fun to help them with their
giving project!
If you were with me last year at this time you will remember that Mary, of Mary's Writing Nook and I were encouraging everyone to reach out in His name.
One of the things I found out about that was easy for every one to do was a project to help
children in an orphanage in Thailand.
I found out about it through Bev at The King Is Enthralled.
And they have decide to do it again this year!
Bev's daughter is actually a volunteer at the orphanage and Bev's son decided to reach out and help children who could not afford to go to school this coming year. Education for them is not free. And since many of the students have lost parents to aids or other events....they have no one to pay for them.
If you can afford 10, 20 or even 30 dollars you can help these children go to school.
Go on over and check out this post and pick out the picture of a child you would like to
touch in His name.
In His name we thank you
for your giving heart!


Sharon said...

Mom you are so special!! I also saw your giving heart working there as well. Praise God! That bread looked really good, and I bet it was sure smelling good too.
God Bless You ALL and your giving hearts!!!
Love & Merry Christmas

luvmy4sons said...

Such great ideas! Thanks! It is more blessed to give than to recieve. It makes your heart light. Our pastor is always taking about how much further our money would go to buying a cow or a goat for a little village than an new pair of shoes for someone who will stick it in the back of their closet! He is always full of ideas as well. Great post!

Mary said...


What a blessing the girls gave your neighbors. They are to be congratulated. They are awesome!

I remember the orphanage and how we helped buy gifts for those kids. I'm going over to check out the post as soon as I submit this. Thank you for the heads up.

May God grant you abundant blessings in the coming year. He knows your heart and knows how much you love Him. You have brought me many blessings this year through your teachings. Thank you so much. You couldn't have given me a better gift.

Hugs, Sis and may Christmas and the New Year be all that you wish it to be.


Sandi said...

It is a joy to hear of people who are not self centered this time of year and want to reach out and give to others.

Denise said...

That was so very sweet of the girls to do that for the neighbors. May they be sweetly blessed as they bless others.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My husband makes his applesauce/raisin bread for tons of people this time of year. Our house always smells so yummy. What a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas gift with those around you. You go girls!