This year we visited 21 different schools ranging from preschool to 8th grade. There was a handful that we revisited from previous years but the majority was all new schools. These areas are isolated in the hills of Darabani with only dirt roads leading to the schools. Some schools only had 15-25 children while others had over 80. The reaction of the teachers, children and parents was priceless. They were very touched by the gifts and our generosity. Why would someone come all the way from America to bring gifts to their children at Christmas? Because God put on our heart to come visit them!
As many of you already know from previous years, we include a postcard with our Ministry contact information, television schedule and the sinner’s prayer. We’ve already received feedback from people thanking us, and asking us to come back again next year and wishing us a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Who could have ever known that a bag of goodies with a teddy bear, some sweets, a toothbrush and a comb would make such an impact over the years? And most importantly, people were getting touched by the message of Jesus and learning how to have a relationship with Him!