Friday, November 21, 2008

Another Mcjoyful Christmas

McDonalds has become the "elite" place to eat in the former USSR . The orphan kids never got to go there. Six years ago we started taking these kids out to celebrate Christmas .Our friends have watched in awe as they shake in their seats before the meal comes and, when they finish, take their cups, boxes and even paper placemats back to the orphanage!
So far, we've given over 20,000 orphan children a special Christmas gift that they will never forget ... and they'll all tell you, "God did this for me."
In Central Asia, there are no McDonalds , but that does not stop our friends there... In Xxxx we went to the home for invalid women and kids and brought a party to them... In Central Asia, Anya has been watching the program for a few years, and would love to be a part of it....
The last couple weeks, she has been asking me "What about Christmas" ..."Can we do something special for them " and then the last letter " Remember the restaurant you found that you said was just like McDonald's and even had a play area, what you think we bring kids there ? ".
I have not answered her yet, but I think it would be a great idea... With everything else going on... dare I dream of the kids going out for Christmas I can get going in to many areas some times and spread a little thin, but then I have to stop and think.... why are we doing this, and it's because I want to bring" Hope and Dignity"... I want the kids to know that they are special and that someone loves them..... and how can we give them that message, then bring them a bag of coal for Christmas..... we have around 65 kids we are directly working with through the sponsorship program... To pull this off complete with transportation and a small gift would be about $1000.... So what do you guys think... is this something that our actofkindness readers would like to make happen... let me know what you think. If there is a lot of interest, I will move this post over to the simple dreams sight and add a sponsor button to it.

1 comment:

Bob; Carrie DeLille said...

Hey John,

Happy to have contact with you finally through the LaJoy Blog. Thank you for sharing with us about Emir. We're moving forward with the adoption and pray he'll be home with us soon. Join us in that prayer!! They asked us to name him and his name will be Isaac Emir. I can tell by the pictures you've really touched his life.