Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. This weekend in Canada is Thanksgiving so we already have our minds towards being thankful. But it's always good to look for things in our everyday to be thankful for whether the calendar date officially tells us to or not. Please join us as weekly we turn our hearts to look for good blessings in our lives.
1. Operation Christmas Child kick-off. Sunday was the official start of Operation Christmas Child (U.S.A. site) at my church. Being the one heading this up, I always look forward to this time of year both with excitement and a bit of nervousness. The announcement went well and lots of boxes went out the door to be prayerfully filled for children in the throes of war, poverty or disease. Children who have never in their lives received a gift before. Such a small thing for us who have so much in this country. I am always amazed when I see the colored map and see only a handful of countries that pack the boxes and pretty much the rest of the world receiving them at some point. God has blessed us so that we can be a blessing to those who have not and to bring joy and the gospel. What a privilege to be able to be a part.
And just in case you ever wondered if it really makes kids happy to get one of these boxes this is one of my favourite videos recorded by somebody there, not a put together promotional video. Here is the pure unadulterated reality:
What were your blessings this week?
And Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian bloggy friends!