Tuesday, November 01, 2011


As any even sort-of-regular visitor to Graceland knows, we'll soon be going over to Swaziland for two weeks. While there, we'll be introducing the kids to their future home as well as spending ministry time at some carepoints and other places.

Some of you might be interested in sending over items that the carepoint kids, missionaries, Swazi staff, etc. need or have requested just to make life a little easier. For some of the children, these donations fill HUGE needs such as for school supplies. For others, like the missionaries serving there, little things like a new book by a favorite author or chocolate chips, give them that loving boost when they are missing home or feeling discouraged.

If you are interested in donating any of these items, please let me know so we'll make sure we don't get duplicates or too many of one thing and not enough of another.

*loose leaf notebook paper
*books by Francine Rivers
*pancake mix
*mint gum
*clean, classic books such as ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, G.A. HENTY books, etc. --- NO references to magic, witches, wizards, or the occult
*Christian fiction --- young adult, children's, and adult
*children's picture books --- no references to anything magical (Bheveni and others)
*Christian music cds
*colored Construction paper
*Mp3 player, any brand
*chocolate Chips
*People magazine --- the requesting missionary says that old copies are fine, too
*elastic waisted skirts
*blue jeans in size 8 or 10
*solid stick deod/anti-antiperspirant
*pepperoni - the kind that doesn't have to be refrigerated til after it is opened
*birthday party supplies (napkins, plates, etc.). If you have any left over from your child's birthday party or a Thanksgiving Day meal, they can be put to good use by folks in Swaziland!
*Mardi Gras bead necklaces
*blow-up beach balls
*side-walk chalk
*small toys such as HotWheels cars and Littlest Pet Shop animals

Most of these items do NOT have to be new. Books still read even if they've been read a dozen times. GUM, on the other hand, needs to be UNchewed. ;)

Here is a video of some of the children that are a part of the Moriah Centre ministry where we will be during a large part of our trip. They are singing their own version of "I have decided to follow Jesus".

Aren't they absolutely precious? Can't wait to get to know them better in January and absolutely overwhelm them with snuggly blessings and love!

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