Before I dive into this post and explain the 50 pairs of flip flops that are in the picture, I want to back up to Sunday. The girls were part of a "commissioning" on Sunday in their SS classes for doing God's work. They were given the opportunity to show their desire to be used by God in any special job that He gives them to do. This week they had made a list of different ways that they could serve God (give gifts to needy families, visit the elderly in nursing homes, collect toys or shoes for orphans...all their ideas). I wanted to piggy back off of this idea of serving others. To encourage them, I told them we would find some way that they could be used to reach out to others.
OK, fast forward to last night, when I got a comment from someone new on a post and I figured I would track down the blog and see who it was. The blog I found was called Flip Flop Fleet (click HERE). The whole blog is dedicated to finding "friends" to collect (or buy) 50 pairs of shoes and donate them to needy children in Haiti or other needy locations. This sounded like something the girls would really enjoy. I wanted to jump right on the newness of wanting to serve so I pitched the idea this afternoon. They decided to use their own money (from their business ~ HERE) to buy the shoes. We headed out and found the deals at Target and Walgreens. (50-75 cents each pair)
We are a very ACTION oriented family. As I speak, the shoes are boxed up and ready to go. Less than 24 hours of finding this ministry. I am so proud of my girls for desiring to serve in any way and to sacrifice their own money. They have already asked if we can do more than 50 shoes. I love their hearts.
Swing by the Flip Flop Fleet blog to see if this is something you and your family might be interested in doing. (click HERE)