Orphan Grain Train
Collection of NEW Socks and Undies
All congregations in the Minnesota North District are invited to collect New Socks and Undies for Orphan Grain Train.
These items will be taken to Texas border missions and other places where new items are allowed. All sizes of undies and socks, for men, women & children are being collected, but children's socks (for age 3 to 6th grade) are very much needed, as children in Mexico cannot go to school without socks and shoes.
Please send NEW socks and undies with Pastor Brett when he attends the 23rd Convention of the Minnesota North District - LCMS on April 9-11, 2018 at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, Alexandria, MN.
Money will help with shipping costs is also welcome.
Operation Christmas Child
Its time to start working on Operation Christmas Child. This year instead of having a packing party we would like to encourage each family to take home an empty shoebox (or 2 or 3 or 4) to pack as a family. Take the time to PRAY while packing you’re shoebox for the child that will one day receive it. Don’t forget to include a family picture and personal letter. Also, please prayerfully consider including the $9.00 needed to ship your box. Once the shoebox is filled to your satisfaction return it to the table in the fellowship hall and feel free to take another off the display.
Things to Consider Packing:
Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonica’s, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, Slinky’s etc. (dollar stores have a nice selections)
School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring books and picture books, etc.
Hygiene Items: Toothbrushes, mild bar soap and washcloth (in a Ziploc), comb or hair brush, Band-Aid’s, etc.
Other: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, ponies, headbands, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights with extra batteries, small hammers, nails, measuring tapes etc.
DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; CANDY, gum, chocolate; TOOTHPASTE, liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans