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We Lay Out the Ropa

We had the now customary truck full of goodies. Millie, a lady from Oregon, helped us with this outreach. We had a couple tables and a tarp for the clothes (ropa) and prepared to give the gift bags from the truck.

Javier Sings Praises...

Javier brought his guitar and led the children in songs of praise. There were approximately one hundred twenty five children. They seem to all know the songs although they do not all attend the church here. With the sound systems turned up full volume for most services, they all hear the music from the church no matter where they live in this community.

Poncho Serves up The Christmas Story...

Poncho reads Biblical account of the Christmas story and gives a mini sermon on this Christian celebration of the beginning of Christ's ministry on earth.

The Children Line up...

We get the children in more or less two lines, one for niņos and the other for niņas, while Shirley and Millie prepare for the upcoming controlled bedlam.

The Gift Bags are Given.....

Millie and Shirley give out the bags while Poncho and another volunteer mark each child's hand with a pen as they receive their gifts. Thank you Jim MacLeod and Pharmasave for providing the gift bags again this year. Would you believe that when the last boy got to the truck, he received the last bag that we had for boys. Isn't God great!!!

The Ropa is a Big Hit...

There were many people from the community here and there is a real need for the clothes. Blankets and quilts still lead as the first gone and most popular items. Javier did a great job controlling the clothing area again this year. He has helped our outreaches for the last few years and is a great asset to us during these events.

This Niņa Shows Her Gifts...

This little girl, probably about 8 or 9 years old, shows off her new jacket and gift bag. This year nearly all the gift bags included a Christian pamphlet for the children to read as well as the school supplies, hand knit item, candy canes, and toys.

We Get Help Packing Up...

We pack the chairs, sound equipment, tables and other odds and ends on the truck to take back to store at Poncho's casa. This little girl decided that she would help pack things away. So ends another day in the mission field.
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