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Sunday, November 21, 2010

203–Thanksgiving Fellowship & Shoe Box Sunday

Today was the last day to bring Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to the church.  We finished Maddie’s up by putting a letter and photo in each and bringing them down to the front of the church where we collected them.

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This evening our church had a Thanksgiving fellowship supper followed by a Lord’s Supper/Testimony service – we heard from those on our Nicaragua Mission team on the trip they took this week.

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This was our first fellowship with Maddie.  (smile)

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Whoever made this Boston Cream pie… can I just say, “Oh my goodness!”

After church we helped pack up all the shoe boxes to get them ready to move to the next location.  We had lots of help, but I was so tickled that Maddie worked as hard as anyone.  She has such a sweet heart!

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When Maddie first met the Preacher, she was really shy and nervous (she has this response with a lot of men).  A couple weeks ago after church when he came in the office, Maddie was acting all nervous again, so I told her, “Hey Maddie, Brother Steve has something for you!” And he took her to our “candy store” (we have a jar of candy in the office) and he gave her a lollipop.  Today, every time she saw Steve she grinned really big and said, “That’s Brother Steve!!” You can tell from the picture (above) that she is no longer afraid of him.

6 comments:

Susie said...

She's so cute! Sounds like you guys had a great Sunday.

Dorothy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Sunday! Maddie and her mother are so cute!

pearsonwifey said...

Adorable :) I always love OCC, its such a blessing to be a part in. So glad to see that Maddie took part in it with you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

That is the sweetest child! I love her zebra coat. :) At church Sunday they showed a little video of the children making a "gratitude" card for one of our associate pastors and taking it to him. They lined up for hugs...I don't know how he kept from crying! blessings, marlene

Kelley said...

That is so sweet!

Daisy said...

Maddie is a goob with such a big heart for a little person. i'm so PROUD!! && you always take photos of me with a mouth full of food.. no denying that i'm a food lover haha..=))