Hundreds, about 500, gift boxes need to be sorted. Here is Irene and her favorite helper Vio beginning the task. In scores of the cartons are packed medicines, hats, scarves and other misc. goodies. These all need to be removed from each carton and sorted also. Irene uses every inch of space in these cartons.
Of course it all no longer fits in to my back room. I specified just
make sure we can get to the toilet paper and toothpaste. Needless to
say I am drying clothes in the living-room for awhile.
Tomorrow morning we start to put these in to distribution piles. During the week Vlad will come and we will pull the presents for a ministry he and his wife Alina have with children about 150Km from here. On Thursday we do Maranatha Orphanage and Saturday the Kids Club in Sanicolaul Mic. Chris will have arrived from England by then to join Peter in helping. Of course all of the regular ministry continues. Please hold us up in prayer - some of us are not as young as we used to be but doing all this for hundreds of children, elderly and poor is a work of our hearts!