First, a progress report on Project Buy the Orphanage a Truck. As of this morning the total donated is $3280. That's more than halfway to our goal of $6000. I'm blown away. I really didn't think this was going to happen short of a miracle. Now, I think it just might. You guys are the miracle. Thanks.
Those 40 kids have lost parents, lived through war, and all sorts of other unmentionable things. And now you guys are stepping up and taking care of them in ways that really make a difference.
Now for today's story. It starts with a little girl named Cordelia, age 4. Her parents sponsor one of the children at Charis Home. After this Christmas when you guys helped us buy them real beds and shoes and warmer clothes, her mom showed her the pictures of them. She wanted to know why they didn't get any toys.
Her mom tells me that what followed was a long conversation where she tried to explain poverty and how the kids were really happy to get beds and clothes for Christmas. Cordelia still thought it wrong that those kid don't have toys to play with.
So this is what arrived in the mail yesterday for Aaron to deliver next week to the kids who live at Charis Home.
Her mom and several other sewers got together and made 40 of these adorable dolls. One for each child.
If that's not love, I don't know what is.
Thank-you Joy for organizing this and to all of you who sewed dolls. I know some kids who are going to be thrilled.
Love Thursday is hosted by Chookooloonks.