So, facing the last weeks of school, a week in Seattle for Jim’s Vietnam reunion, and leaving for India, I have what seems to be a zillion more things to do before we go. So I was not looking forward to taking time to go garage sale shopping this morning. But, like most detours God leads us on, within just a few minutes, we knew it was time well invested for His holy purpose. We know
that three and four year olds need educational toys for learning problem-solving, construction, creative play, etc. but our youngest of kiddos in India have next to none. Jim and I are excited to see the joy on the kids' faces when we they see Legos for the first time. Can't even imagine what they’ll do with those puppets. This morning, we found some real treasures to take to them, all within our small town of Justin and all with a very small investment. Imagine what pearls lay in wait all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.
Can you help? Maybe your children/grands have educational toys they're ready to donate to needy children. Maybe you're a garage-saler or a flea-market junkie and you're willing to keep an eye out for us on your next trip. Maybe your church, school, or daycare has toys they're willing to share. Legos, construction sets, alphabet puzzles & games, wooden puzzles - anything that stimulates creative, problem-solving, & critical thinking. This morning, I even found a full set of puppets with cloth theater (luggage-friendly) for $5!
If you would like to help, please comment or send me an email using the Contact Us link above. If you’re in the Dallas area, we can pick up. If you’re outside of our area, we will use our creativity (Jim’s, mostly) to figure out a way to get them from you. We believe that something like a few thousand miles never stands in God’s way.
Whether you live far or near – we could use your prayers. For toys, for our return to India, and mostly for our children in India.
I REALLY do dislike garage sales - REALLY! But this morning was valuable time well-invested. The price of wandering over 2 neighborhoods and meeting some new neighbors? 2 hrs. Changing the future of indigent children on the other side of the world? Priceless.
From our garage to yours,