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    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    The 30-Day Giving Challenge Update

    So, today is day 5 of the 30-Day Giving Challenge. I haven't blogged much about it so far because we drove down to Nashville to visit our new nephew. So here's a quick re-cap:
    Day 1: 2 hours with the youth group Sun evening, a bag of baby shoes to an acquaintance.
    Day 2: Took a 27" TV that we no longer need to my mother-in-law. Gave my sister-in-law a bag of baby bibs.
    Day 3: Went to my sister-in-law's house and set up her changing table for her. DH set up her crib. I helped her put the bedding in the crib. They just finished painting the room last week, because she thought she still had a couple of weeks. :)
    Day 4: "Received" a call from a great friend to bring me some life encouragement. Meant the world to hear her voice.
    Day 5: Took 4 mini-loaves of bread I baked to the Church and put in the Congregational Care Freezer. I also took a software program that I can't use to Homeschool Co-Op and set it on the "FREE" table for someone else to use. Went to Deal$ to purchase toys/gifts for the Operation Christmas Child shoe box to take to Church on Sunday. Received another call from a great friend today - just to check on me. I'm truly blessed by my friends.

    A note about the Youth Group. Our great youth director talked to the kids about giving and receiving and how great it feels to give. He offered the teens notebooks to take with them. If they would accept the challenge to try and give for 30 days they could take a notebook and keep track of how "much" they give and receive. Quite a few seemed pretty excited about the prospect. I believe this is going to be a great month!! :)

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