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Great Activity for Grandparents in November.

By grandparenting 3 years ago1 Comment

Shoe boxes - Version 2Our grandchildren are growing up in a self-absorbed, “ME” generation, thinking mostly of themselves and what they want or benefits them.

One way we can teach them to do good deeds is for them to participate in the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. Millions of boys and girls around the globe live in difficult circumstances and are in desperate need of hope. It is an excellent way to expose our grandchildren to do something for children who are less fortunate and make a difference in another child’s life.

Saturday, I had the privilege to take my three youngest granddaughters on a fun shopping trip to fill the shoeboxes with items for a girl their own age. Their enthusiasm blessed me and gave me an opportunity to talk with them about those less fortunate.

I hope you will have the opportunity to do this great activity with your grandchildren. Many churches are participating in this event.

You may be able to get the needed information on the shoebox ministry at your church, or go to their website at samaritanspurse.org. The shoeboxes need to be left at a drop off location by Nov. 17-24.

By Lillian Penner


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Lillian is the National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network for many years. She is a speaker, blogger and authored Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren. She and her husband have 3 sons, 9 grandchildren and 2 greats.

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  • Barb Beamish says:

    Would LOVE to have a copy of Smoky Mountain A Grandparents Prayer. Could this be possible to allow copies?
    Thank you so very much!

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