Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Caregiver

This young family was happy to receive gifts - mom was off at work but dad was taking care of things at home when we arrived. We took small children clothing, coloring books and crayons, small wooden cars, a few other misc., toys and a baby doll.   In these precious moments we realize what we feel and know in our heart that Christmas is really about the Christ.
“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Toy delivery

Sometimes we look around and have a hard time imagining Christmas here.  There are decorations up here and there and also some of the stores blare Christmas music. But Christmas time it is and we are doing our best to have the Spirit.  Many have helped us to do just that by contributing generously and unselfishly to our efforts, Bringing the Love to Chuuk.

This is Cathreen with her mother - she is a special little girl with a handicap caused by the doctor when he was delivering her.  He cut her upper lip pretty bad and she has not been able to speak well because of the damage.  She is a beautiful little 7 year old. She was very happy to see her new toys and clothes.  
This is Cathreen's brother. He is a twin and they are 11 years old.  He was practicing playing with the egg magnets that were donated.  He thought they were really great but his mom didn't like the sound they make. She said it scared her.  They sound like a rattle snake.  
Fortunately there are no snakes here.

Many more children. . . Here they are learning to read and sing "The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round". Between 2 houses which are all family we delivered toys and clothes for 12 children.  They were very happy and thanked everyone for "Bringing the Love to Chuuk".

 This little darling is Esron. She is two years old and she was so sweet the entire time we were  there, playing with her new baby doll. She took two of her shirts and made a blanket for her baby and laid it down to sleep.

 This is Hernita and she is 1 month old.  She has tons of hair and is beautiful.

 These boys were also given small wooden cars from Tiny Tim's workshop.  They are very excited to receive them.

We have the greatest job in the world right now, delivering and handing out toys and goodies, all made possible by charitable souls from all across our home country.  We are not clothed in red or have a sleigh and reindeer. To all those who have contributed, we thank you immensely and may the eternal blessings be left in your socks hanging on the mantle.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Loaded and ready for delivery

This is a picture of the Berta's trunk - she is loaded and ready for delivery to the children.  
The back seat is also loaded and ready to go.
Thank you to so many that have shared love to the Chuukese project.  More pictures will soon be posted.

Wooden cars a hit!

These kids were so excited to play with the wooden cars.  They scooted them across the room to one another for a while, racing them was cool but then of course they had to make it a little more exciting and crash them into each other.  They all laughed and laughed.  
Good thing the cars are tough for tough boys!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Donations arriving. . .

Many donations have been arriving now for several weeks from all over the United States.
Thank you for the love and support with this project.
"Bringing Love to the Children of Chuuk"

We can all remember our feelings when a little child cried out and reached up to us for help.

We remember our Savior’s teaching as He placed a little child before His followers and declared:

“And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving "Mother Teresa"