Monday, August 5, 2013

One Thousand Gifts (continued)

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms"  
(1Peter 4:10).

She came home from camp, excited about a wonderful week of worship, Bible study, crafts, and many other fun, exciting things.  One thing that she was particularly excited about was one of the crafts that they did.  They made wallets from duct tape.  She came home and wanted to make more wallets, but she wanted to do it for a greater cause.  She has a heart for Compassion Canada, so it wasn't surprising when she suggested to sell the wallets for $5 and give the money to Compassion Canada.  She hopes to choose something from the Compassion Gift catalogue for individuals in Africa (such as mosquito nets, chickens, etc.)  

Since she has been home Friday night, she has earned $60 for Compassion.  Way to go, Nicki!

Continuing to give thanks...

-craft supplies
-her inspiration from Camp Shalom

-those who have already purchased a wallet or two, to support Compassion (and Nicole's new hobby/business)
-the extra money that she makes for Compassion from those who give an extra donation

-her determination to make lots of wallets and earn lots of money for Compassion Canada

-her hard work
-our birthday boy!  

-greenhouse parties/celebrations
-gifts chosen JUST for him
-his unique interests and talents

 -a love for animals and the latest greenhouse pet

 -a bit of work for the summer

 -our budding artist (Deborah-age 3)!

 -spending the holiday doing fun, leisurely things such as golfing (and swimming at Oma and Opa's)
-big brother's awesome babysitting skills
-how Nicole reads so dramatically to her little sister when tucking her in bed
-how his 9 year old mind works and how he comes up with great solutions to problems
-boys' sleepover in the TV room
-scrap booking with my sister in law
-biking, playing mini golf and making lots of great summer memories
-Nicole's great week at Camp Shalom and her great Christian counsellors
-laughing ourselves silly while watching Tim Hawkins
-having our pastor back from his sabbatical
-being reminded to boast in the cross and in Christ alone

1 comment:

Heather said...

Tim Hawkins? Hilarious!
Nicole, you rock! Love those wallets!
Great artwork, Deborah!
Love the new blog look, Nellie :)