The kids are almost ready for the packing party, having completed crafts for giving a gospel message through the colors of faith ornament and a gift tag for each of the Haitian children.
We would encourage you to sit down with your child and write a special letter telling their friend something about themselves, their love of Jesus, and their hope for their friend to know Jesus as their own personal friend as well. The letters can be translated by Krissie and Jean Jean and read to each child.
Following are some final needs we have in preparing for the packing party. Please bring donations to the church and deposit in the box placed by the mailboxes at the church entrance.
6 boxes of Ziploc 2.5 gallon Jumbo Bags
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Soaps and Other Toiletries
Band-Aids or First Aid Items
Small Penny Candies (no chocolate…it might melt in shipping)
Packing Tape (2-3 Rolls)
Scotch Tape (for Krissie)
Duck Tape (for JeanJean)
(excellent for Bible Repairs)
Twine for additional gift tying.
Large Sterilite storage containers for packing and shipping gifts in. (They are useful after presents are distributed.)
Offerings for mission gift to Wilson’s ministry with HAFF
SUGGESTED GIFTS FOR HAITIAN CHILDREN:
Clothing 2 sizes smaller than their age for children ages 6-12
No battery operated toys.
(They won’t be able to replace the batteries.)
Clothing for younger children are closer to their age but larger is always good for growing into.
Flip Flops or croc type shoes.
Deflated soccer balls are a favorite toy.
Ribbons, beads, & hair ties for Girls
Colored Pencils and Coloring Books
Everyone is invited to participate in the packing party and share our Christmas party with the children of New Hope as an all-church event. Even if you have not adopted a child, your help would be appreciated, as there are plenty of ways to come alongside the children and help with the packing and shipping process. You may also come just to enjoy the social experience with children!
Please bring a Christmas goodie to share with the group. If you can’t bring a goodie, come anyway!