For Family Home Evening last Monday we had a lesson on service. First we read a story about service. We talked about what it means to help eachother and serve our family, friends, and even strangers. We each wrote down something someone else in the family could do for us and, after trading papers, we had twenty minutes to do some service for each other. Landon made my bed, Cameron read Landon a story, I played a game with Austin and Austin scratched Cameron's back. Afterwards we talked about the way we felt and decided to do a family service project.
Inspired by a stack of magazines and a friend whose husband has been in Iraq for 11 months we decided to send a care package to Iraq. We are sending "guy" magazines (not playboy, yo!), books, small toys for the kids in Iraq, and packaged treats (like gum and candy), and thank you cards from the kids.
We are inviting you to join us in our service project...
If you have anything that you would like to send to the soldiers in Iraq (even just a note of thanks) you can give it to me by Nov. 24 and I will send it in my package. If you live far away you can mail me the stuff. Just email me for my address. We are sending it on an Airforce plane so it will be sure to get there. During this Season of Thanks we want to let the troops know we are thinking of them and we appreciate their sacrifice (and the sacrifice of their families).