So here it is, all you need to know to plan, host, pack, and send your Birthday in a Box. Now, if you are not familiar with the idea of the Birthday in a Box, read my post about the night our student ministry packed our first boxes here, Birthday in a Box. If you are here because you read the post already, awesome! Thanks! Let's go ahead and get started!
So, here's the deal, the Birthday in a Box isn't some new and amazing idea. It's been around for a while. The concept is simple; gather a bunch of items that you would typically have at a birthday party, pack it all up into a box, and send it to the luck recipient. When they open the box, instant party! But what I love about this ideas is that it's a perfect way to give someone a birthday who might not otherwise have a birthday. And I'm think specifically those without a family.
Now I have chosen the Show Hope organization as the recipients of my Birthday in a Box's because Show Hope works to care for children waiting for their forever families, while bringing awareness to the great need for people to consider adoption. Show Hope is an organization that is frequently talked about here on the blog. While I do not have a direct relationship with the Show Hope ministry, I love what they are doing in China and for families looking to adopt. So, I will promote, share and tell people about Show Hope for as long as I can. Before we get into the details, lease take a minute or two to watch this video about Show Hope and Maria's Big House of Hope.
Maria's Big House of Hope
The idea of the birthday party s a great one to share God's love with the children at Maria's Big House of Hope. But it's more than just about a birthday. Pray for the children who will be celebrated on their special day. Pray for the staff who care for the children day after day. Pray that God would bring to their children their forever families. Pray that God would move in the hearts of his people and lead more families to open their hearts and their homes to welcome these special children.
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