Gifts From the Heart
James 1:27 tells us, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…”
Brookside Church has opened their hearts to children who have mothers serving time in their local prison, to the children of Woodburn Children’s Home, and even to a few Brookside families that are going through a rough time.
We had a total of 95 children from all three mission sources, totaling 170+ gifts! We also had numerous cash or gift card Angel tags on the tree that were taken and the money/gift cards that were donated insured that all the sponsored children received nice gifts. The money and gift cards that were left over was given to Woodburn Children’s home for their kids to have a resource as they out grow clothing the rest of the year.
At a wrapping party, a group of volunteers wrapped over 180 gifts. Families signed up and delivered the presents. We also gave each family a package that has information on the love of Jesus Christ.