Monday, December 13, 2010

Toy Land Update and 2 Cute Little Elves!

Toy Land moved from our living room/dining room/bed room, to our truck, then to an apartment complex down the road as we delivered all the wrapped gifts to some neighbor families who have recently relocated to Houston from afar. We were overjoyed to be able to take these gifts and meet the families who were receiving them! They invited us in for soda, juice, and cookies, and we got to sit and visit with some of the children, moms, and dads. We shared the story of the candy cane with some, the reason for gift giving and Christmas with others, and the rest we simply shared the love of Jesus as neighbors, as new friends. For most of these families it was their first ever Christmas. We are so glad we got to make their transition to America a little bit kinder and their Christmas happy. :)

We weren't able to take pictures or videos with the families for their protection, but here is a snippet from the kids who also had fun meeting some kids from other cultures and handing out candy canes. :)

Such stinkin cuties! So proud of these little elves who walked with us for hours visiting family upon family with such little complaints. I hope that this time was a blessing for them as well, as Mom continues to teach them what it looks like to love as Jesus loves.

Thanks to Dad for helping us get all packed up at the last minute and to Mom and the little elves for helping us deliver! And thanks to Ecclesia church and our new friend Nicci who introduced to all these wonderful families! It was a beautiful experience!

1 comment:

  1. Lego Star Wars! Sounds familiar. Oh yeah, I have a first grade boy! :)