SHOE BOXES TO SERBIA

A fantastic almost 400 shoe boxes went from Christ Church last December and they joined others collected in Worcester totalling 4,000, to become part of the transportation of almost 40,000 boxes that went to children in need in Serbia. So how amazing is that from 400 to 40,000! This is a quote from a helper delivering

“It was heart breaking to see the pain, sorrow, grief, uncertainty, fear, and despair in their eyes, but it was also heart-warming to see the joy, happiness, and genuine thankfulness from the children’s eyes when we opened the big brown boxes containing the colourful presents for them. The children excitedly helped the team leader open the boxes. At this point, the language barrier disappeared and all of a sudden we all spoke smiles, handshakes, hand gestures and tearful eyes. They patiently listened to what the team leader shared with them, learning about God’s love and the hope He has for them in the midst of their despair. One girl got a big shoebox, so heavy she couldn’t carry it by herself! A volunteer helped her open it and when she saw a toy owl and sweets, she beamed with joy!”

I hope like us you were moved by this simple act and can help us again this year. We are delighted to be a Church Collection point here in Malvern. It means no difference to you who do the boxes, just that we will collect more boxes from more people!

 

Shoe boxes to Serbia December 2016 - Christ Church Malvern

Shoe boxes to Serbia December 2016 – Christ Church Malvern

Shoe boxes to Serbia December 2016 - Christ Church Malvern

Shoe boxes to Serbia December 2016 – Christ Church Malvern

Also we would love you to join us on Saturday 3rd June 10.00 a.m. when we will make a start on packing the boxes in readiness , wrapping and filling, this is in conjunction with our Summer Fair, so there really will be all the fun a the fair! A chance to buy at our stalls and have coffee and croissants for a late breakfast and join in the packing if you would like to!

JUNE SUMMER FAIR – Saturday 3rd June 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

A chance to spend the morning browsing our stalls, enjoying coffee and croissants for breakfasts, buying home-made cakes and pasties and preserves to take home and a fabulous array of books, CD’s DVD’s to choose from, We will be joined once again by the Guide Dogs who will have puppies to admire, Maureen Edwards from Worcestershire Cancer Aid, with her beautiful handmade cards and quilts to raise money for this local charity. There will also be an excellent stocked Toy stall and raffle. Whatever the weather be assured of a warm welcome inside Christ Church.