Wednesday, December 14, 2016
A BOXING MATCH
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH., 2016
A BOXING MATCH
No. Nobody was fighting. This "Boxing
Match" involved a group of church members
trying to match piles of coloring books, small
toys, books, and such to the proper recipients.
You see our church has a ministry involving
some disadvantaged kids from a tough
neighborhood in Philadelphia.
We're trying to make an impact on their
lives there before they end up in our
Juvenile Detention facility here.
Our "Shoe Box Project" is part of that
effort. On Wednesday evening a group of
us formed a sort of assembly line around a
table piled with the gifts I mentioned. First
we filled a bunch of boxes with items we
thought the little boys might like. Then we
did the same for the little girls who'll be
receiving them in time for this Christmas.
You've got to see a bunch of grown
men trying to determine which coloring
book subject might best appeal to the
girls as opposed to the boys. The women
were rounding the table much faster than
Then there was the wrapping crew!
The project could have ended in disaster
but, fortunately, no one asked me to wrap.
I was absent when wrapping classes
were held years ago and my gifts can be
spotted well before anyone reads the
In the end, a little over 200 boxes
were filled and wrapped. They'll be
headed to "The City Of Brotherly
Love" this weekend. And their filled
with love from people in Mountaintop.
Hope they bring some real joy to
the kids and that all your NEWS is