Merry Christmas! We are celebrating the birth of our Savior today with my whole family! It is the first time we have all been together in at least five years! Well, if you’re visiting my blog today on Christmas day, then you must be a die hard reader of our little blog. Ha ha! I appreciate you! I have some new to share with you and a prayer request.
In November I was contacted by BlogFrog about writing a blog post for Samaritan’s Purse promoting Operation Christmas Child. This was to be for a non-profit organization so there was to be no compensation. I was happy to participate. I love what Operation Christmas Child does! BlogFrog’s goal was 200 blog posts for Operation Christmas Child. From all the bloggers that participated,Operation Christmas Child would be hosting two BlogFrog blog partners to join them in either Dominican Republic, Dec. 4-7, 2012 or Peru, Feb. 18-22, 2013 (the winner would be able to choose!). The blog winners would travel from the U.S. and experience three days of shoe box distributions in the impoverished communities outside of Santo Domingo, DR or Lima, Peru.
The kids and I had so much fun shopping for and packing our shoe boxes. We even made a video! Later we shared our journey of dropping off our boxes at the collection site. I remember thinking one day and mentioning it to my husband, “You know it is possible I could win that trip. Then what would I do?” He didn’t really say much.
Then one day I opened my email and there it was! It said, “I am honored to be the one to tell you that you have been selected by Operation Christmas Child to go with them to help deliver boxes!” I had to remind myself to breathe! It was just unbelievable! I called my husband, and he said I could go! I chose the February trip and am making plans to travel! This is an incredible opportunity to see the impact of Operation Christmas Child firsthand and experience the joy of these powerful shoe box gifts. I am beyond thrilled!
This is where you come in. I have been asked to solicit a prayer team to cover our trip in prayer. Would you pray with me? First please pray that God’s complete will be done regarding my going. I am making plans to go, but I only want to proceed if it’s the Lord’s will. If it isn’t I want all the doors slammed in my face! 🙂 Please be in prayer that every child who receives a shoebox will also be receptive and sensitive to the gospel and love of Christ. Be in prayer for my team members and OCC staff. Pray for the pastors who are setting up the distribution sites, and for the National Leadership Team in Peru. I am confident that the Lord is going to do great and mighty things through this trip.
If you would commit to praying with me, I would appreciate if you’d let me know by leaving a comment. Thank you guys so much!