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Sunday, January 31, 2010

PROJECT: Operation Write Home

Yesterday, I was involved in a service project that the ladies group at my church (West County Christian Church) sponsored. It all started when Ted posted on his board, fromCtoshiningC, about Operation Write Home (If you click on the title it will take you to their website)  This nonprofit organization provides handmade cards for our deployed service men and women, to write home on. If you think about there are no Hallmark stores in Kabul for them to run to when they want to send a card home.

There were a total of 13 ladies and we made 124 cards in about 3 hours! There was alot of prep ahead of time by the coordinator of this project Bo-Diva (as we call her) She is in charge of our card ministry as church. She had everything ready to go as the ladies arrived.

This is photo of a mother/daughter team, Jill and Kaye, I was trying to get Kaye attention but she was concentrating too hard on what she was doing. Kaye is a woderful friend who is battling cancer and for whom I made the composition book for.

This photo reminds me of the saying Hands to Work Hearts to God.

Some of cards that were made yesterday

This Superman paper I had in my stack for years and didn't know what to do with it, I thought maybe some of the servicemen might like a card made of this paper.

I am sure alot of the servicemen and women would love to send as many hugs home as possible.
We have a very talented artist in our congregation and he had some of his paintings printed off so they could be made into cards this is just one of his beautiful watercolors.

Operation Write Home request that you put this stamp on the back of the card. You can purchase the stamp from their web site.

Carla and Carol are counting up all of our efforts. Since this was our first time with this project we felt that a goal of 50 cards would be resonable but we were surprised and thrilled that we ended up with 124 cards. We hope to do this again real soon, we had alot of fun creating and fellowshipping with one another.

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