Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Jar Story: 'We were able to make 4 Christmas Jars'

Knoxville, TN:

I told my Sunday School class at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN about "The Christmas Jars" and let them pass around the book to read last year. In 2010 we started collecting loose change or a few bucks every Sunday and what a blessing we all received this Christmas. We were able to make 4 Christmas Jars and out of 8 submitted names, we drew the 4 we could help. They were varied; one being a 12 year old young lady whose family is financially suffering and we felt needed a "boost of love". The second that was chosen was an elderly couple in our community with severe health issues. The third is a young couple in our church and the wife is dealing with severe liver cancer problems. The fourth was a single mother whose trailer had burned recently taking almost everything they had. We are all excited about starting our new Christmas Jar collections for 2011 and by starting earlier, we hope to help more. Thank you for the blessing this has given us all!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for a sunday school class to take on as a group effort....spread the idea!