Samaritan’s Purse 2018-10-03T17:31:55+00:00

For more than 20 years, Susing had prayed for the people in her village in the Philippines. Most everyone in the village belonged to a cult, led by a false leader. Susing’s parents disapproved of her faith in Jesus and her mother used to beat her because she was a believer.

When the Pastor from a nearby village asked if he could bring shoeboxes, it seemed to be the answer to Susing’s prayers.

More than 40 children in the village who participated in the Greatest Journey have prayed to receive Jesus. They are sharing their faith with their parents. Many in the village, including Susing’s father, the village chief, and two of her children, have come to know Christ as a result. Many more have left the cult. One child, Mylin, was saved and now spends her time reading the bible to her mother, Bibit, who is illiterate. Bibit, too, was saved.

There have been other changes in the village too. Alcoholism is less prevalent. Children obey their parents, are kind to their siblings and they obey in school. Pastor Ramos still comes each week to teach Sunday school to young and old alike. All from the gift of a shoebox.

I was astonished last year to learn that with every one hundred shoeboxes handed out through samaritan’s Purse, 14 children are saved. Each of those children often then becomes the tool that God uses to save others in their family, school, or village. So much can happen through a simple shoe box. What can happen with 800? We are on track to pack all 800 this year but there are certainly still things that we need. Below is the list of the items I hoped to collect this year. Some are all done, some need some serious work. This is the ideal – not the be all and end all list. I don’t think we have ever hit the “ideal” yet but somehow the boxes get packed and shipped and God’s work is done. Feel free to buy as much or as little as you like (more is better but every little bit helps).

In these last two months we need to concentrate on toys, games, ball, nail kits, tools, etc. In other words, the fun stuff. As always, if money donations are easier for you, I am happy to do the shopping. 😊

If you have any questions you can email me at lawmomathome@bellsouth.net or call me at 678-513-8116. As always, thank you so much for your willingness to help.

In His service, Jennifer Wisniewski

Category Item Total Number Needed Age group Number on Hand Still Needed
School Supplies Crayons 300 2 to 4 382 0
School Supplies Pencils 3 each 2400 all 2401 0
School Supplies Pencil Sharpeners 800 all 792 8
School Supplies Colored Pencils/Markers/Water Colors 500 5 to 9, 10 to 14 333 167
School Supplies Scissors (5-9) 200 5 to 9 0 200
School Supplies Notebooks 500 5 to 9, 10 to 14 217 283
School Supplies Solar Calculators 300 10 to 14 7 293
School Supplies Coloring Pads/Books 300 2 to 4 0 300
School Supplies Scissors (10-14) 300 10 to 14 0 300
School Supplies Pens 2 each 1000 5 to 9, 10 to 14 649 351
School Supplies Erasers 1 each 800 5 to 9, 10 to 14 27 773
School Supplies Pencil Cases 800 5 to 9, 10 to 14 0 800
School Supplies Rulers 800 5 to 9, 10 to 14 1  
Toiletries Soap 800 all 805 0
Toiletries Washcloths 800 all 818 0
Toiletries Hair Doodad Packages 200 girls 152 48
Toiletries Combs 800 all 350 450
Toiletries Toothbrushes 800 all 269 531
Toiletries Deodorant     34  
Misc. Stuffed Animals 500 all, girls 357 143
Misc. Sunglasses     16  
Misc. Tote Bags     120  
Misc. Shoeboxes 800 all    
Misc. Hats, Scarves, Gloves & Socks        
Misc. Craft Kits   5 to 9    
Misc. Craft Kits   10 to 14 35  
Misc. Craft Kits   2 to 4 14  

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