A month or so ago, Rebekah Owens, (niece) called to ask about some items for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Her church donates over 50 shoeboxes to the ministry, which is part of Samaritan's Purse, giving Christmas gifts to children in poor countries who would otherwise not receive any gifts.
I mentioned that we would be volunteering at the Denver Processing Center on December 2, and would she like to come do it with us? She "happened" to have that week off work (ICU nurse), so she made arrangements and flew out on December 1-4. Rebekah had not been out to Colorado since 2008 (Tim and Brenda's wedding), even though she regularly goes to exotic places like Brazil on missions trips, so we felt SO SPECIAL that she would come and spend time with us! We had a great time with her! Emily played her violin with Rebekah several times
This board represented the shoe boxes that had already been processed through the Denver facility through December 1.
The big sign that reminded us where we were in case we forgot! :)
The processing floor.
Emily writing her prayer.
Elizabeth using the tape machine.
Emily taping boxes
Rebekah tried her hand at taping.
Joanna took a turn at taping.
The front of Randy's house decorated for Christmas
The front of the church
The sign on the corner of the church lot that Randy made.