Over the past month or so, I have all but begged for people to come forward and help me provide Christmas gifts to families who, without our help, would be having giftless Christmases. I am sooooooo very proud of those of you who have come forward and provided such wonderful gifts of love to those children! I am happy to report that I have all but finished delivering the gifts to those families. I was going to wait until tomorrow but changed my mind when the winter storm reports began pouring in. I would just hate it after all of the people have helped me get these gifts and then snow kept them from getting to the kids who so very much deserve them. I still have two more families to deliver the gifts to. I will be wrapping the last of their gifts this afternoon and get them delivered before tonight. I feel much more confident now that there will be quite a few less children in Leoti who will dread going back to school the day after Christmas vacation ends. Now, thanks to your gifts, those children will also be able to stand up in front of their classmates and show their own treasures in Show and Tell!!!
Earlier this morning, I mentioned that we still needed gifts for two additional families. One family is now taken care of. I could still use a gift or so for the family with the three teenagers. If you are willing to help me with those, please let me know.
This is what Christmas is supposed to be all about. God gave us his precious Son, Jesus. To thank Him, it is our obligation to step forward and help those others around us. One thing that I have re-learned with this whole thing in Leoti is that Leotians have big hearts and are so willing to share all that they have with others. I don't care where you live in this great nation of ours, there are people close to your own front doorstep who are in need of food, gifts for children or just pure and simple hope. If you have the resources available to help, PLEASE do!
Our love goes out to you, over and over again.
Call us at 375-4584 or 376-8922 if you want to give to the three teenagers.
God bless each and every one of you!