Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Christmas Store!!!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!
This morning we had the opportunity to be apart of Mile High Ministries Christmas Store. Mile High has been doing the Christmas Store for 19 years now. The way the store works is families in need of a little extra help during the holidays are able to come purchase really nice toys for 75% off the regular store price. Mile High has a motto that they like to to stand on that we give the community a hand up, not a hand out. The parents don't walk away with free stuff, they walk away from the store with dignity that they were able to provide nice presents for their children for Christmas. There were tons of volunteers that came to be apart of this special day!

Here is a video of all the volunteers before the Christmas store shoppers arrived...

Let the shopping Begin!

Cashiers are ready for some shoppers...

Toys are ready to be taken home!

We all listened to Christmas music as the shopping took place

We were the toy stockers for kiddos ages 4-7

Helping the parents find the perfect gifts was so much fun!

How about this one?

What a blessing to so many parents and their children

After the toys were purchased, the community sat and enjoyed the music, coffee, and yummy home-made treats while their gifts were wrapped by volunteers

What a great day! I look forward to Martin Missions being able to host a yearly event like the Christmas store! So many smiles, so many lives changed by volunteers joining together to serve.. wow, just gives me goosebumps!

We love being His hands and His feet among His people! We have never been so fulfilled in life as we are right now. When God calls, we encourage you to go, step out, or just do what He says, the reward is great and the impact you can make will change your life and the lives around you for eternity!

Thankful in 2009

Our Thanksgiving was wonderful this year! First we started off our festivities at Joshua Station on Wednesday night. The community came together to give thanks for all that we have been given. Matt and I cooked alot of potatoes and boy did they go fast! Here are some pictures and a video from our fun night at Joshua Station.

Volunteers from a local church came to decorate and serve us turkey, dressing, and gravy! Here they are in the community kitchen preparing the meal.

Having fun together, giving thanks.

We are blessed to have the opportunity to be apart of such a life changing place.

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day with our friends, the Franson's

Jessie and Wendy

It was such a beautiful day, we decided to go play at the park

We hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for all the Lord has blessed us with this year. We are thankful for your love, prayers, and support!