A few years ago, my little family started a tradition.
Every Christmas Eve, we do a service project. Afterwards, we come home to a ‘humble feast’ (a beautiful idea that an old visiting teaching companion of mine gave me).
This tradition is something we look forward to. It brings the true spirit of Christmas into our hearts, and more than anything else, it teaches my children how to serve.
If I have taught my children to serve, I have taught them happiness.
This year we live in Argentina. We have an opportunity to help in a big way. We have a goal to take a Christmas gift to 50 children (ages 10 & under) that will most likely not get anything otherwise.
I have teamed up with a few of Santa’s elves (disguised as LDS missionaries). Our list is climbing. Do you want to help us?? You would?!! Okay, here’s the plan.
We are trying to put together 50 paper bags - each filled with one mandarin orange and STICKERS! Stickers are prized possessions here in these parts of Argentina – difficult to find and very expensive.
So will you please send me a few sheets of stickers? I can get them in a few weeks if you follow these three simple steps.
1. Get an envelope. (No larger than a standard 4 1/8” X 9 1/2”. You could also use a standard greeting card size envelope.)
2. Put stickers in it, preferably clean sticker sheets that haven’t been used. (Keep it simple. No more than one stamp’s worth.)
3. Send it to me (the address below) on or before December 1st.
Jared & Sharee Wolfley
139 E. South Temple, Suite 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
I know it’s a Utah address, but don’t worry. All of our standard mail is sent to this address and then forwarded (FedEx) to our Argentina address. Anything other than standard envelopes will not make it to us, but thank you, thank you anyway if you’re thinking bigger than this.
Here are a few of the faces on our list so far.
Juan Cruz, age 2
Geronimo, age 9
Gabanna, age 3
Can you feel that little tinge in your heart? I will be posting pictures each day of more children that need Christmas. Please help us! You won’t regret it.