I put together Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes when I was little, but I hadn't done them with Ryder yet. He helped my mom put hers together last year, but this year I wanted him to be apart of the process from beginning to end.
We grabbed two boxes from our local Chick-Fil-A one night, and that got the ball rolling!Off to Dollar Tree to try and get as much stuff as we thought we could fit in to the boxes!
We divided it all up and took the packaging off of it all so that we could fit it all in the box!
I loaded one up and he loaded one up! I was happy they offer you the "pay online" option this year, so that is what we did. Also, if you pay online you can print off a barcode and then they will e mail you and tell you where your box(es) end up going!
I got an e mail the week before Christmas that ours had made their way to Mexico! I pray that the sweet boys who received our boxes may be truly blessed not only by these things, but by coming to have a personal relationship with The Lord one day.
I hope this is something that Ryder looks forward to doing together each year!