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Hello From Haiti!

on 2.1.2011 at 9:57pm

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Yesterday I left my comfort zone and flew to Haiti with Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child.  It’s been a very long and emotional 24 hours since we got here but very awesome!   I’m working on a video of everything we have a seen and done but want to share a few pictures with you really quickly (and a short video at the bottom as a present to my husband).

First the country is beautiful.  We are staying in an extremely old “club med”, so old that my shower head broke off this morning and basically bathed using a hose (with cold water).  I can look out the window in my room and see the ocean and then walk out the door behind me and see the mountains.  The picture below is the view from my door.

There are about 50 of us here distributing Operation Christmas Child Boxes.  We have split into 4 teams and each team has 5 different schools or churches that we will visit.  Today alone the four teams gave out over 2000 boxes combined!  Total Haiti will receive 250,000 Christmas Child Boxes.

The children are adorable.  I want to bring them all home with me!

This little guy got a tiny little box that children’s shoes would have come in.  I felt so sad for him, but God has all these things worked out.  When he opened his box it was completely packed with mega blocks and his little face lit up as he said “block” over and over again in Creole.

Now for a quick present for my Husband, today was his birthday and it was very sweet of him to send me off with love and encouragement.

I’m am also thankful to the folks that have stepped up to run things here while I’m gone.  The internet is in and out and just making this 50 second video took a couple hours to get online.  I hope that things are going smoothly, but if not thanks for your patience this week while I get to experience so many amazing things!

I can’t wait to share even more stories and pictures with you!

    • carol

      So happy you are getting out of your comfort zone and taking this trip that could be life-changing! Give out a few hugs for me!

    • Laura

      Jenny! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome trip and opporunity that God has blessed you with. All the pictures are wonderful! God is working in this country for sure! Please keep us updated and have a safe trip back!

    • Dean3237

      What an awesome opportunity! Would love to do that someday!

    • Howehouse1

      Thanks for serving and sharing the love of Christ to those children in Hati. I will pray for you and hope that you are truly blessed by the experience.

    • Nye1013

      Thank you so much for listening to God's call to help these people, and for sharing your experience with us. I am going to Haiti in a few months and I can't wait!

    • Roxyb62

      Thanks Jenny! May you be blessed by your time in Haiti.

    • Kate

      I am SO jealous! I've wanted to go on an OCC distribution for a while….what a blessing you have! Enjoy! LOVE the pictures!

    • Dmdec427

      Thank you for sharing this. I volunteered at a warehouse that processed the received boxes. I went to be a blessing and was truly blessed. May God continue to bless the children through you and you. Praying for you.

    • Bebalm

      What a precious little boy. Glad he got just what he wanted!

      • Marlene

        just looking at the picture of him had me tearing up – so beautiful, so sad, so sweet.

    • Janet

      Oh Jenny, you are so sweet to be concerned about our needs when you are in the middle of such poverty. We are so abundantly blessed here in the US, we take it for granted. Please know you are being lifted up the the Father by so very many and the work of your hands will be blessed. Be safe.

    • Beallteam

      How wonderful that you got to go on one of these trips. It is on my bucket list! I've made it as far as the distribution centers and absolutely love this ministry. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    • Jeaniecbarbee

      I so wish that Extreme Couponer's would show this side of the story! Thank you very much for all you do!

    • BarbieDoll70

      God Bless You and everyone on your team! This ministry is Awesome.

    • Angierobinson

      WOW! Is all I can say. You are awesome and God is truly going to bless you for having such a huge heart! I so wish I could give everyone of those kids a hug, but God chose you for a special reason. Be safe and give plenty of hugs to those that havent had one in a while!!

    • Patricia Reed

      Can't wait to see more posts about handing out shoe boxes and pictures too! I myself am a Church Relations Volunteer in the Southeast Area in Mississippi

    • Jentnash

      OMG! I'm new to your website. My daughter is in Haiti serving as a 5th grade teacher in Port-Au-Prince. Have a wonderful experience. God bless you for stepping out of your comfort zone. Our church participates in Operation Christmas child (in Illinois). I hope our boxes went to Haiti!

    • Estherjulee

      That's awesome! :) Thanks for sharing. We love Haiti as well. We were there last July and plan on going back in April this year. It's great that you can take a lot of these items in your stockpile and really see it make a difference

    • Stephanie

      I wish I was there with you Jenny! What an amazing experience!!! My family is praying for your safety and for openness in the hearts you will touch. Enjoy this time of giving!

    • Got2bscrappin

      My little girl and I pack up Christmas boxes every year, thank you for helping with this special project. God bless.

    • God bless that precious baby and his blocks. Made me cry! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait for more!

    • Jrobinson50

      AWESOME!!! Keep up the good work for Jesus!

    • LaBetha

      Thanks for sharing. Our church sent boxes & it's good to see some of the places where they go. I already have a plastic tub full of items for this year's shoeboxes that I got at after-Christmas sales & of course COUPONS!!

    • Mozella

      God bless you and all of the teams Jenny! What a blessing for you and for Haiti's children~Be safe~God bless and my family and I wish you traveling grace!

    • GaMedic

      there's a special place for people like you in heaven Jenny, you are indeed an angel on earth, you help so many people, I cant wait to see everything about your trip, have a safe trip and God bless you !!

    • Sarcasticangel_82

      It is official…u made me cry. How awesome!

    • Tweety26102

      Very sweet. Can't wait to see more pictures~

    • Wow Jenny. I'm so glad that you get to go & share this experience with us.

      Happy birthday Mr. Martin. Thank you for supporting Jenny as she helps us all every da.

    • erins_deals

      Good on you, Jenny. Squeeze those sweet babies for me!!

    • Hailyn_&_Davids_Mom

      Great news! Glad things are safe for you and you are getting to do such a beautiful ministry. Keep up the good work!

    • Tnjcent

      Thanks for sharing. I have a friend who is originally from Haiti. She and her family are so fortunate to be here.. But you are more fortunate because you are there helping those in need. If we could all sort out our priorities….thanks again!

    • Hwyman422

      Wow, Jenny! That is so awesome! I'm glad to be a part of a church that is a collection center and has a heart to love and pray for all these children who we don't even know! How amazing it must be to give them their boxes and watch their little faces light up! May God bless you, your team, and all the work you are doing on His behalf! Be safe! Looking forward to more pictures and videos from Haiti!

    • Ciji

      Well I cried too… I'm super happy that I follow your blog more then any other, you truly are an amazing person. I saw your posts about the Operation Christmas Child Boxes and didn't help out. But now that I know they really do go to kids in need and wonderful people get to take them, makes me want to start collecting now! I hope you have a wonderful time in Haiti and I can't wait to read more about your experience! Thank you for all that you do!!!! :)

    • Mswbohn

      Bless you for your dedication and mission to these children. My employees put together three of those boxes to send. Can't wait to share with them the info found here. We are in the middle of a major blizzard. Warm wishes and prayers to you and the team.

    • Lisa

      How very sweet!! Thank you for showing us what joy the boxes brought to those children.

    • Kimberly

      Awesome Jenny. What an amazing, rewarding experience. Thank you for sharing!!

    • Duncanlk

      Bless you & all those distributing the boxes.

    • Brandieorme

      Truly amazing! I'm enjoying all your posts while you are away!!

    • Hope

      Wow Jenny that is AWESOME that you are doing that! What an experience! I can't wait to hear more! :)

    • Kristina

      Praise God! Your compassion, thoughtfulness, and love will pave the way for others to follow your footsteps. May God bless you, the charitable organizations, and the people of Haiti. Thanks for taking the time to share.

    • Terri

      Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for sharing your trip. I can hardly wait for more details. The children are so precious. Bless you.

    • Tammy

      What an amazing experience. God will bless you ten fold for all the great work that ya'll are doing there. Sounds like something that I would love to do at some point in my lifetime. The Happy Birthday song to your husband was very sweet. Can't wait to hear and see more adventures. Be safe.

    • Kay

      Thanks Jenny, for your thoughtfulness God Bless Haiti!

    • Alisha

      Jenny, you totally rock!! May God continue to bless you and Haiti!!! Much love!!!

    • Snow Torii

      Tell us everything you can! Some friends and I are working to get our 501(c)3. We are planning to distribute Bibles there and provide Christian education for a group of children. My friends have been there, I haven't yet. I am eager to learn everything I can. God bless your group and your mission there.

      I have certainly been blessed by your mission here.

    • Sonya_caldwell

      I am deeply humbled by your courage. Thanks for doing what so many of us would love to do but cannot. May God bless the people you come in contact with and give you mercy and traveling grace.

    • Mary

      I am fairly new to your website and have saved so much money already. But my heart skipped a beat when I saw you are in Haiiti. I have been to the Gonaives area 4 times and each time I fall more deeply in love with the people. May God bless you for your work. I was also blessed to be at the Charlotte, NC distribution center for Operation Christmas Child this past Nov. What an operation it is. May God bless you all. Great video. Brought back many happy memories.

    • Shell

      Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world…

    • mclay

      Oh bless you for your willingness to serve in such a wonderful counry. I was amazed to log on and see that you were in Haiti. I have had the amazing blessing of traveling there 4 different times and each time I fell more and more in love with the children. Good luck not trying to put one in your bag when you come home. They have a way of grabbing your heart and not letting go! Keep us all posted on your adventure! Thanks for your work and sacrifice to make so many lives better (here and overseas):-)

    • brook0405

      Wow Jenny!! What a fantastic journey!! Yes, we've been well taken care of here by your dutiful assistants. Best wishes for a wonderful, safe and happy trip! Happy Birthday Mr. Jenny!!

    • Astrickla2

      I love you more today than I did yesterday!

    • Grannyeastwood

      Our church does shoe boxes every year, and what a blessing it is! Thank you for sharing you pictures and video! Seems like there is never enough room in the boxes for the things you get to put in them! Many blessings to you!

    • Rwilson

      Thank you so much Jenny for sharing! I think it's simply amazing that you have decided to go there and do God's work. I'm sure you will be touched just as much by those kids as they will be touched by you and your kidness. I know many people who have made many trips to Haiti and have adopted from there and each and every story is a blessing to me. I will be praying for you and your team while you guys are gone. Thank you for all of your hard work and enjoy your trip! Let God shine through you! :)

    • Meldgrek

      Oh how AWESOME!! I have been making shoe boxes for this organization since I was a young child! I have always wanted to be a part of the deliveries! Thank you so much for sharing your photos and experiences! Now I realize it can happen!!

    • Danyeln

      Thanks so much for sharing your great adventure and letting us all live vicariously through your great opportunity. Happy Birthday to your wonderful hubby too!

    • Elle

      Have a safe and blessed trip! I am glad that you are having this experience. Thank you for all that you do. . . .

    • Towanac

      jenny this is great love the pics and video happy birthday to your hubby have fun and stay safe we are praying for your safe return .

    • Michael

      It is really not my intent to rain on anyone's parade, but all the descriptions of Haiti as “wonderful” are a little shocking to me. Are we talking about the same Haiti? Haiti has been one of the world's greatest messes forever and there is precious little to show for the billions of dollars the US and other developed nations have poured into it. There were 10,000 organizations in Haiti providing food and medical care BEFORE the earthquake. Imagine that,10,000 organizations handing out aid in a tiny place the size of Maryland. There have been widespread reports of locals who would not help rebuild their own homes unless they were paid to do so. Consequently, 95% of the rubble that fell in the capital is still lying there, a year later. Aid is wonderful and God bless anyone who wants to help out. Still, it should be recognized that Haiti is a mess for reasons particular to it and its people. No amount of outside help has fixed Haiti, nor will fix it until those fundamental problems are resolved.

      • Mari

        so you blame children for the actions of their parents and the government? Wow, I sure hope your kids don't have to 'pay' for your mistakes.

        • Michael

          Mari…I’m not sure what you’re talking about since “blaming children for the actions of their parents” really has nothing to do with what I wrote. Children usually suffer for the shortcomings of their parents and you need not travel to Haiti to see that in action. Is this news to anyone? I’m not saying that there is no need in Haiti. Obviously there is. I’m saying that aid dollars are inherently limited and should be spent where they do the most good. Haiti has a long history of burning through aid with nothing to show for it. Whether you like that fact or not does not change the situation on the ground.

      • The Starr

        I traveled to Labadee Haiti, one stop on a Disney Cruise. It was there very on private Island. It was beautiful. No where near the capital. More needs to be done I agree. This is a great opportunity, hope to hear more about your trip.

      • emily

        I think what everyone is saying is that the country is wonderful, as in beautiful, and the individual people are wonderful. Of course the country, as in government is a mess and no one is commenting on that here.

      • 3monkeysmom

        I'm not sure how anyone can look at that sweet little face in the photo and not be moved.
        Regardless of their problems as a nation, this little boy deserves to know someone loves him…deserves to know that Jesus loves him.

      • Guest

        I agree with you. Just think Shouldn't we do more in the east part of TN? Anyone ever been there? or what about WV? Two of the country poorest people. People there could use this. lets do more for our people. No matter how much is Given or done Haiti they will never chnage. Many people having been trying to help this country since the 60. God Bless America.

    • momof3

      Enjoy your trip…As always, I hope that the expense to you, financially, as well as the time investment to take this trip has a return for both those you are working with, as well as yourself!

    • Kb

      I am so glad you chose this “outlet” to represent yourself, your company and your Savior as one reason to learn to use coupons effectively rather than on a tv show learning how to hoard what you get.

    • Misty103074

      So Happy for you!!!

    • Sandra

      I prepared 5 boxes for Operation Christmas Child and got confirmation where 4 of the 5 boxes were shipped. Would it not be cool that you could possibly have the remaining box to deliver to Haiti. I will let you know if I receive confirmation on the whereabouts of the remaining box. May God bless you and grant you safety in your journey and work for him.

      • Kb

        how did you get to know where the boxes went? last year was my first year doing this and I didnt know but I woudl like to for this coming year.

        • LCP

          If you give your donation to Samaritan's Purse online to help with the shipping cost of the box, they will send you a confirmation email once your box has been shipped. (You print out a barcode & stick it on your box & it gets scanned once it has been shipped. Then they email you.) Mine were sent to Haiti this year.

          • Cayman Richardson

            My husband and I did 5 boxes as well, and ours went to Georgia.

    • V7nik

      Your a wonderful person Jenny! God Bless! :)

    • Turtle2u4

      Thank you for everything you do with this website, Jenny. I know the children will enjoy the boxes. And yes I do agree with you, Haiti is a beautiful country. I was there in the 1990's.

    • Nanacoupon52

      Thank u Jenny for all u do with us here and for those children there. They are all so sweet looking and seem so appreciative. Love the song!!! God Bless You and have a safe trip home.

    • Wendy

      Thanks for sharing your pics and video! Can't wait to see more from your trip. God bless you Jenny!

    • Fakeplasticthrift

      I really enjoyed this post. It reminds me to stop and thank God for all that I have.
      If this little one can get excited about blocks, I surely have nothing to be disppointed about.

    • Jennifer

      Peace, strength, love be with you – what an amazing thing that you are a part of!

      • Jennifer

        On a side note, I visited Haiti, and probably stayed at the Club Med where you are staying in the early 80's – while I was struck by the beauty of the island, even then – the thing that struck me the most was the poverty level that I witnessed on the road from the airport to the hotel – that was a LONG time ago – I cannot even imagine how much worse it is now!

    • Ang3327

      I hope you have a wonderful visit. I am sure it it will be life changing. These children need to know that the world wants them to do well and be successful. What a great way to show them hope and encouragement.

    • Sheila_earp

      Thank you so much for sharing this with us!! It is so heart warming to see God's love being poured onto these people :) Have a wonderful and safe trip.

    • Tille

      Jenny, your heart will never be the same. I think it is wonderful you get the chance to help others in such a big way. Stay safe and enjoy all the experiences God is placing before you. Happy belated birthday to “Mr. Jenny”. :0)

    • Wow! Jenny, I am amazed that you made it to Blissdom and then traveled to Haiti so soon after!! Bless you! I cannot wait to see the pictures and hear the stories of all that God does through you while you are there!! It was great to see you again in Nashville, too, by the way! Hope all is well with your family and happy belated birthday to your husband!

    • What a tremendous blessing for you to be able to experience this! I would love to have such an opportunity!
      This was my first year contributing to Operation Christmas Child and it was so much fun packing the boxes and was also a great experience to share with my daughter.
      Can't wait to see more pictures and videos of the children benefiting from this wonderful organization.
      Thank you for all that you do to help others!!

    • Nancy

      You will forever be changed after this trip. In 2006 I took a trip to the Dominican Republic and was able to meet the little girl I sponsor through Compassion. It's amazing how much you gain from the experience! Praying for safe travels for everyone there with you!

    • Couponqueen25

      Jenny this is such a wonderful thing that you are doing. You have a very giving soul and God has such wonderful things for you. God bless you and thank you for all the things you are doing in Haitii and here for us!You are an amazing woman!
      Can;t wait to see and hear more.

    • Dkstaten

      Only our wonderful and amazing God could give his people this kind of grace….thank you SO MUCH for what you do, not only here, but there…may God's light shine from you in a way that is unmistakable to the people there. God Bless and Godspeed:)

    • melanie

      Thank you so much for taking time to share this – I needed to see this today!

    • Philliphorner

      praying for the team there… my boss is on the same trip… Have a good time!

    • Janet

      awesome! thanks for sharing. love operation christmas child and all it stands for. so glad you got to go. the children in the video looked surprisingly well taken care of. keep posting updates, keep safe and we are praying for you.

    • Jjtwyatt

      Thank you for sharing. It really humbled me this morning to see these photos and video. God Bless you and the Operation Christmas Child

    • Camsli

      Wow!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • Scottsmom

      Continued prayer for your group..thanks for sharing…what an opportunity God has provided you to share with all of us!

    • savNky

      God bless you Jenny! I have made a shoe box a few times, now I will definitely do it EVERY year! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

    • Bobbiec16

      We make these Operation Christmas boxes every year at my mothers of preschoolers group (mops). Love it! Loved the song.

    • Cat62785

      Thank you for the update!! Praying for a safe trip… Have a blast!

    • Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone and making this trip. That little boy with the OCC box is ADORABLE!! Seeing a child with one of the boxes gives new meaning to putting the boxes together. Thank you, Jenny!

    • Blanecreations

      gosh.. just the pics and video bring tears to my eyes! how beautiful that you get such an awesome opportunity to visit and share your love with them! God bless you and them!!

    • MommaRN

      You are a blessing, going forth and carrying out the Great Commandment, spreading the good news of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. We do boxes every year, it is a beautiful thing to see some of the children that are receiving them. We are so blessed here, thank you for reminding us just how much :)

    • Nursebower09

      How wonderful to be able to share joy with so many who will no doubt appreciate it so very much! I teared up at the singing! Wish I could be there!

    • Capponi002

      What an incredible thing you are doing. I think I can speak on behalf of many of us here on Southern Savers, thank you so much for posting from Haiti and sharing your amazing experience with us.

    • Diana_mcadams

      Jenny, if anyone is deserving of this trip it is you, you do so much for all of us and now you get this wonderful trip in return, much love and prayers are with you, have a wonderful time.

    • Jenni P

      Thank-you for the update. I know this is probably going to be life-changing for you, but also for at least some of these kids.

    • Quinn

      Jenny…you are a life changer here and you will be a life changer there as well. Don't worry about SS…..you are where God wants you to be and we privileged Americans can wait on our 'coupon knowledge'!! I love Samaritan's Purse and all the wonderful things they do. I am inspired to start on the Christmas boxes NOW!! Have fun and stay safe!!

    • Nisha1997

      I love it!! I am sure this will be a very rewarding trip. I am about to cry just looking at the pictures/video and reading your comments!! Please keep us updated. May God continue to bless you and everyone involved in Samaritan's Purse and the people in Haiti ;-)

    • Browneyes0124

      we participate in operation christmas child every year thru our church and have done the buckets to haiti also. Ive always felt so strongly about participating in these things but what a blessing you are bieng by going over!!!! god bless you & your trip!

    • Hindsgs

      Coupons can wait, your giving of yourself is awesome!

    • Trudiebeth

      So glad that you were able to participate in what God is doing in other parts of the world. He is a good God. Thank you for allowing Him to use you to serve. Blessings

    • Hackney

      Thank you for sharing! I've donated shoesboxes for years now and even received a letter back from one child who received a box. However, it makes the operation so real to hear from someone who is involved in the distribution to the children and see pictures. Hope to hear more from your journey and see more pictures!

    • Mandi

      How wonderful! Thank you!

    • Dyerfamily1

      This made my day.

    • Kfleming_2000

      What a blessing your pictures and video have been this morning! Praying for you and the team!

    • homeschoolmom

      God Bless you Jenny for what you are doing and sharing in Haiti. May He use you daily to glorify Him and to make a child smile!

    • Jennamreich

      Thank you for letting God use you and showing what it truly means to be part of Christ's body.

    • WynetteC

      It is a blessing for me to see the work that God is doing in Haiti. Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I appreciate that so much! :)

    • luiza

      I wonder how many among these singing children have lost loved ones in that dreadful earthquake…and often here I am thinking MY problems are too big.
      God, teach me the gift of contentment today!

      • Joynunez24

        Sadly many kids did lose parents in the quake. But many are handed over to the orphanages because their parents just can't afford to take care of them.

    • Jody

      The video brought tears to my eyes. I want to thank you and everyone else involved for doing this. We take what we have here for granted and it is really a humbling experience when you see something of this nature. My heart goes out to everyone in Haiti. I admire you so much Jenny for what I would love to do, but what you did do.

    • Itchin2bstitchin

      Jenny, how awesome you got to go to deliver the boxes. I had no idea it took so long for the children to get them. I'm praying for you and your family. You are a blessing to so many people, some you may never meet, such as myself, thank you for all you do to help others. I know God is filling your crown with jewels for all you do.

    • Joynunez24

      Blessings to you Jenny! I have been to Haiti and have experienced the joy those children and even Haitian adults have. It too brought tears to my eyes to hear the children singing. They LOVE to sing! It reminded me how much I miss it there. Conitune to be blessed and safe.

    • Pauladeshazo

      How wonderful for you and the children! God Bless.

    • Tcherry2

      love, love, love it!

    • Jennylovessummertime

      You're inspiring, Jenny. Prayers for your safe travel home.

    • Kristan

      Oh my word…all I can do is sit here and cry. What a blessing!! The things we take for granted. The Lord bless you and prayers for your safe return.

    • Havennh

      It is so great to see how God sometimes uses the smallest packages to bring the biggest blessings. Thank you for sharing praying for you.

    • Can't wait to hear all about it! Distributing the boxes is one of the things on my “bucket list”.

    • Angieandmadalyn

      this will be a life changing event for you, HOPE you are ready. I have been to Guatemala twice and both times came back a different person, and for the better!! Wish you safety and God Bless.

    • Tpchef

      My daughter and I worked at the Atlanta Processing Center this season and helped pack and seal some of those boxes! So exciting to see where they're going!!! Thanks!

    • 2happykids

      Bless you, Jenny! Your gift of helpfulness touches so many!

    • A.Reichel

      I am new to reading this blog and I have liked it so far. I felt a little bit defensive when I read your comment on here about the little boy getting a kid size shoe box for christmas. I send 2 boxes every year 1 for a boy and 1 for a girl. I use my sons (who is 7 ) shoe boxes from the new school shoes he gets. (1 for school and 1 for just gym) Letting him know that these boxed are for those kids in operation christmas gets him excited to fill them when the time comes. I fill these to the brink of breaking, and I think any child would be happy to get them . The size shouldn't matter. I put toys, toiletries and school supplies in them. My son even picks out the toys. I mean maybe the people who filled that box did the best them could. You never know what they are going through on their end.

      • Emma

        I think of it this way This is the only thing that the kids will get.a toothpast and
        toothbrush soap ect. with toys a kids shoe box is to small. the bigger the better,

      • Concordcouponer

        I don't think that she was saying that anyone should be ashamed of the size box that they can send, only the fact that such a small amount ( maybe smaller than some of the others) can brighten a childs life.

      • April

        I think you misunderstood her comment about the size of the box. I'm sure everyone wishes they could send a refrigerator size box over to each child, but she was simply saying that even the smallest of boxes hold overflowing joy to a child in need. Kind of reminds me of Matthew 17:20 and having faith the size of a mustard seed. Such a tiny amount, yet it could move mountains.
        I'm sure many folks in Haiti are struggling to hold on to that tiny amount of faith right now, so every tiny shoe box that arrives SEEMS like a refrigerator box to them. :-)

    • Ginamacri

      WOW that is amazing!! Thank you for sharing. I sent two boxes myself and I am so thankful to be able to see the kids with boxes in hand. Please keep the stories and pictures coming, you are amazing!!

    • Amandacottrell

      Praying for all of you! Thanks for the post!

    • Jill

      Awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm so glad you got to go. My husband went this past July. And we participated in the operation christmas child boxes so it's neat for our kids to see that you are distributing similar boxes! Be blessed! May God watch over you and make you a blessing to all those you come in contact with. May he watch over your family while you are gone and bring you back safely!

    • Jencrou

      What a amazing thing you are doing. I would love to be able to do this one day. My heart goes out to these little children. Have a fun and safe trip. God Bless!!!

    • Lm

      Praying for you and especially for the children and people of Haiti. What a blessing for you to be there and for us here to see what it's really all about, being the feet and hands of Jesus and loving on those in need.

    • J4m42

      God Bless you!

    • Lauren

      Wow! What an experience! A girl I went to school with it over there too so she might be in your group. Johnna is her name!

      • There is a Johnna from Texas here!

    • Jdaniel4smom

      What a great experience! I am so glad things are going well.

    • Cdbartonjunkmail

      Bless you in your mission to serve God.

    • Natasha

      Happy Birthday to your husband. My birthday was Feb 1 also! Have a wonderful time on your trip. It will be an experience you will never forget!

    • Ktandbmoore

      Praying for your trip, and that you bring help and hope to all those children. It brought tears to my eyes when I read about the little boy's blocks. We in America take for granted so much. Thank you for doing this Jenny!!

    • What an awesome thing you are doing! God Bless You and have safe trip.

    • What an awesome thing you are doing! God Bless You and have safe trip.

    • Bkmorley1

      What a wonderful thing you are doing Jenny. I admire you so very much. Keep safe, and have a wonderful trip home.

    • Mvtdeals

      What an awesome experience God has given you to go as His ambassador. Praying those children will see Jesus in Jenny! Also praying for your family while mommie and wife are gone. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carolyn

      May God bless you for abundantly! I love making shoeboxes for OCC and have done this for years. I'm a grandmother and I think that OCC is one of the best tools for reaching the world for Christ that I've ever seen. It shows so many children that someone loves them and the Lord works out what each child receives. Some of my shoeboxes went to Ghana this year and the others went to SW Asia. Can't wait to hear more and see more pictures of your trip.

    • Absutton

      Such touching photos! What an awesome experience for you and such a blessing for all those children! Look forward to see more photos.

    • Shelley

      Jenny, you are my inspiration. You've are an excellent example of what it means to be a Christian (Christ like).

    • Laurahooper23

      Thank you so much for posting this – my heart burst open seeing that little boy with his box of blocks. Thank you for the inspiration to keep giving to others!

    • Nancycampbell

      Thank you so much for sharing your pictures – I can hardly wait to see some more! I can't even imagine what it must be like to hand a child a shoebox. I know what it means to me to put one together, but to actually see the child's face when he receives it…..!!!!!

    • Andrea Hoover

      thanks for sharing your adventure with us! nice to see what goes on first hand. love it. enjoy enjoy

    • Mistypoon

      Love the video. Great serving with you this week! I spent some time on your awesome website tonight and liked you on FB. Maybe your daily posts will get me motivated to dive into this a bit. :) Take care!