Tuesday, October 16, 2007

helping hands


We have had a good week in helping a couple organizations and in having three of our projects approved by the Area Presidency. Monday, we met the truck from Baragwanath Hospital at our warehouse to give away 144 boxes of newborn kits. The maternity department staff will give them to mothers who have nothing in which to take their babies home. I received a phone call from one of the directors the next day and she was so happy and touched that there are people who are so willing to give to help others.
While at the warehouse, we loaded the Area's VW van with quilts and school kits and took them to a shelter for street boys. (The pictures are of them.) Then we took one of the workers to a clothing store where she picked out clothes and shoes to use at the shelter. Usually the boys only have the clothes on their backs when they are brought to the shelter. The church paid about $800 dollars for these items. Next, there will be a shipment of gardening equipment and seeds delivered to them so they can grow their own food and be self-sustaining.
It is so rewarding to be part of such a great work.

9 comments:

GaGa said...

You two are living a dream I tell you! I wish I could stow away in Jenna's luggage!

Cara said...

I'm thinking that "gaga" is actually Heather.

It's good to hear from the Rix'a down under in S. Africa!

vickers said...

Cara, you're such a balloon-pooper. I can't stop laughing.
Seriously, to my sister who is a 'Sister'.....makes you wonder about all those days before your mission when your priorities were so mundane....'What are se going to have for dinner?'...'What dress should I wear to church?'....'I really don't feel like ironing today.'...etc.
You two are wonderful.

vickers said...

Okay, after re-reading my above comment I realized that I have an embarrassing typo....the word pooper for the word popper. See...all the difference in the world. I need to proof read my comments more often. Sorry about that.

FRYBABY said...

Well, I have to admit I was crackin' up after reading about the balloon-pooper! Cara, you're going to have to teach us all how to do that!!! And vickers, you're little fingers must be going way too fast for your brain!

FRYBABY said...

Oh, and I almost forgot...it's nice to see pictures of my little red-headed sister once in awhile! Grandma Fry loves that too!! We all love it!

Kirou Kairu said...

OH yeah, it was me. Ya Balloon Pooper you.

KickButtMommy said...

Darn it, I did it again, but this time as Miles.

both gaga and kiroukairu were really kickbuttmommy. What can I say?

Cara said...

Poo-poo-poo