We know many of you participate in the Samaritan's Purse Shoebox ministry.
We had the privilege of being part of the distributing of the Samaritan's Shoe Boxes in Roi Et this year. Around 250 boxes were given out at the Banon Christmas Event. It is a blessing being able to witness and take part in the receiving side, so we wanted to share some pictures and
reflections with you.
|Students from Banon Receiving Shoeboxes|
|Hannah Grace handing out the gifts|
Following the play Dr. Ubolwan Mejudhon, one of the founders of the ministry, came and spoke to the students about how Jesus is here ready to enter into their lives if they ask him. Many students stood up that night and wanted to pray to Jesus.
Reflections from Hannah Grace~
"I was glad that I was able to help hand out presents to the Thai students. Just to see the look on their faces was enough. Even though the gifts were small they brought a lot of joy. I kept thinking this is the only Christmas they will have and they have such happiness. "
Some of the favorite items received by the Thai students were stuffed animals, jewelry, socks, games, make-up, and small toys. They also really seemed to like any notes or pictures that came with the boxes.
The boxes designated for boys ran out so many of the boys had to receive girl's gifts, but as you can tell from this picture they did not seem to mind. They were gracious and happy to have anything.
One of the observations we have is the sharing that takes place after the boxes are open. The Thai students share things with one another so that each one will have something they like or can use.