Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Emily, Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo. Emily won't be able to be with us next Cookie Baking Night which is her scheduled birthday choice (and her actual birthday--she'll be turning 16), so we did a quick switch up and did her birthday choice tonight. For supper she chose macaroni and cheese and for her cookie she chose chocolate chip. She went classic this year.
Tonight we also worked on a special project. We put together shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child ministry through Samaritan's Purse.
Before we started the project, we watched videos online about how to make a good shoebox present, and we saw some videos of children receiving their gifts all around the world.
The finished boxes will be taken to a drop site and they will be distributed to children in other countries. Each shoebox will be given to a child with a gospel booklet, and they will be invited to attend a 12-week discipleship program for children. We have just about every age group represented at Cookie Baking Nights (3-6, 5-9, and 10-14), so we made six boxes, one for each age group, boy boxes and girl boxes. Even Clara got in on the fun and made a shoebox present with us.
When we finished making the gifts, we prayed for the children who will be receiving the boxes. We prayed that the boxes will go to just the right child and that each child will come to know Jesus.
Lots of activity at this Cookie Baking Night. As usual, a fun time was had by all.