Thursday, December 3, 2009

One Man's Junk, Another's Treasures - Christmas Bags

One of the fun things we do at Christmas is put together bags to be given out to the children in our Roma church in Csobanka. The families associated with the church live in desperate situations where putting food on the table is a constant struggle. There is little left over for Christmas presents. We recently put our heads together with our colleagues, Glen and Clista Adkins, to plan the children's surprise packages. With supplies generously left from volunteer teams (thank you FBCs of Greenville, SC; Huntsville, AL; & Augusta, GA; and Emerywood Baptist), Smiley Face necklaces made by Buddy & Betty Jo Carrier, toothbrushes donated by the children at Northside Baptist, Bernie, MO, and candy purchased by generous gifts to our Roma Family Project we put together 25 gift bags. We even felt like Santa as we met the church leader in the grocery store parking lot to transfer the bags to his car. The bits and pieces left by the teams may have felt like "junk", but on Christmas morning they will certainly be "treasures" to 25 beaming Roma boys and girls. Thank you for supporting CBF's ministry among the Roma of Hungary through your prayers, volunteer efforts, and financial gifts. Gifts to CBF's Global Missions Offering help keep us here, ministering among the Romany.

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