Monday, December 27, 2010

Gifts Update

Hey guys I am working on an update on the gifts. We did hit quite a few snags. First of all the surgery happened so quickly that we had not recv'd all the gifts so we had to wait until a week post surgery to ship. Then they requested some additional paperwork that I am really the only one that could get together and that was another hold up...(for those of you who don't know less than three weeks ago I had a MAJOR back surgery with several screws and rods inserted in my back, this was NOT planned and threw a wrench in EVERYTHING!) But God has provided and hopefully the gifts should be there now. I will update again as soon as possible. God Bless!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Operation Giggle Stateside Info

Hi everyone! I want to let you know about Operation Giggle Stateside. We have 9 families who live in a trailer park near our church. Because of the economy these families will not be having a Christmas if we don't do something. Below is a list of the families and a little information about the children. If you would like to sponsor a family by buying (at least) one warm outfit of clothes and a toy for each child as well as some small gift for the parents, or household item that the adults can share please send an email to these items will need to be purchased and shipped so that we can deliver them on Christmas Eve. If you would just like to donate money to help in this cause please use our PAY PAL button and make sure you put FOR OPERATION GIGGLE STATESIDE in the notes section. Jesus commissioned us to go into all the world but he directed his disciples to start where they were and expand...this is an opportunity for Operation Giggle to make a difference right here in Cleveland, TN. Thank you all for participating!

If a families information is in red that means they have been sponsored.

#1 Husband and Wife and 2 children

3 year old Boy 4T-5T. He likes wrestling toys or cars

7 month old Girl sizes: 6-9 months. Baby toys

#2 Husband and Wife and 1 child

4 year old Boy 4T-5T. He likes Spiderman and wrestling men.

#3 Husband and Wife and 3 grandchildren

12 year old Girl, Size 12.

11 year old Girl, Size 12.

6 year old Girl, Size 6.

#4 3 Adults and 3 kids

8 year old Girl, Size 10-12. She likes DSI games.

6 year old Boy, Size 7. He likes cars and trucks.

8 year old Girl, Size 12-14. She likes DSI games.

#5 Husband and Wife and 2 kids

11 year old Boy, Size 10. He would like underwear (size 8), gloves, toboggan, and video games.

8 year old Boy, Size 8. He would like gloves, toboggan and video games.

#6 Woman and 3 kids

18 month old Girl, Size 24 months. Hat, mittens and boots (size 7-8).

13 year old Girl, Size 16 slim pants, and medium shirts. Would like school uniform clothes (collared shirts) and would like video games.

16 year old Girl, Jr/Miss Size 11 pants, and XL shirt. Would like hair stuff.

#7 Three adults and 1 child

15 month old (Checking on gender). Size 18 months. Would like boots (size 6)

#8 Husband and wife and 5 children

15 year old boy, Size 32x34 pants, XL shirt. Likes music.

12 year old girl, Size 6 pants and medium shirt (in women’s). Would like a Jacket.

12 year old girl, Size 4 (Jr/Miss) pants and Medium shirt. Would like a jacket.

11 year old girl, Size 00 pants (Jr/Miss) and Small shirt. Would like a jacket.

8 year old girl, Size 8 pants and shirt. Would like a baby alive and doll stuff.

#9 Mom and 2 kids

9 year old boy, size 10. Would like soccer stuff.

4 year old girl, size 4T. Likes Hannah Montana.

We're getting closer on shipping!

Praise the Lord! I checked Pay Pal today and we have had over $300 in donations so far! Thank You!  I am going to try to get the boxes packed a weighed on Saturday so that we can get them shipped out the first of next week, please pray everything goes well so that we can get the gifts to the children as soon as possible. As I said before any money that is left over after postage and customs will be put toward Operation Giggle Stateside...we are trying to get Christmas for 22 children who live in a trailer park near our church. If you are interested in giving money toward OG Stateside please do it via the pay pal link and just put in the notes section that the money is for the local children. Once again, every penny that is not "earmarked" will go to shipping and customs first and any money left over will be allocated for the local children. Thank You all again!

I will be checking into the hospital today for my surgery which will be at 2:30 EST. Please pray for me and my family during that time. God Bless!!!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shipping Update

Hi guys! I wanted to give a little update. We had our wrapping party on Saturday. We had lots of help and I REALLY appreciate it! We have recv'd right around $700 in shipping money. Not all of the sponsors were able to send in $25 for shipping...matter of fact quite a few of them were not able to do so. If everyone had sent $25 that would have been $1375 and we would have had plenty for shipping...However we are now short.

I am not able to cover the difference. Matter of fact I will only be able to check email and the blog myself until Thursday morning. I am going to be having a major (unexpected) back surgery on Thursday and I will be hospitalized for 4-8 days. My dear friend Tara and my family will be taking care of taking getting the packages weighed on Saturday and then we will know what our shipping need is for sure. There is just know way to know this until we get all the gifts. (We are still waiting on 5 that have been shipped but we haven't recv'd). Tara will be guest posting on this website as soon as she knows what our need is and I am going to have to depend on you my faithful followers to let others know about this need. I will be hospitalized and sedated and have no clue what is going on. I trust God to let the right ones know about this need. It's out of my hands. I am going to be out of work for months and even if I was working I don't normally have hundreds of dollars just hanging around :-)! Carrie needs these gifts by the 20th so we need to ship ASAP. I will be checking the blog again over the next few days. You can contribute via Pay Pal. All money will go toward the shipping. When we get enough to cover shipping I will have Tara post that as well. If any extra money is donated it will be used to buy warm clothes for a group of children here in my town that are VERY needy, my church is trying to help them. God knows my heart and he knows my limitations and I have no doubt that he will provide!

In Christ Alone,