// Jeanne DeTellis
We rejoice in God’s love in you to generously bless our children with Christmas shoeboxes. Your personal love to pack a shoebox for your sponsored child touches the heart of your child and their entire family.
I watched as Jean Fritznel, from Ti-Boucan, open his shoebox with sports items, school supplies, and gifts for his mother. His mother told how she prays with her six children every day. Jean was playing kickball with his sponsor—smiling and having fun in a world where life is often difficult.
The first Christmas shoeboxes were given to our students in the village of Bire. It is an exciting atmosphere to pack up the truck with big boxes of Christmas shoeboxes. At the site, the children are crowded in, and their voices are bellowing out praise songs and Bible verses they have learned in school. We love to see their Christian training at an early age—knowing it will change their lives forever.
The Bire children were excited to see what was inside. Opening the gifts—giggles and smiles were our gift from them. I hope you know how appreciative they were for all that you gave. During my time in Haiti, I was blessed to help give out Christmas shoeboxes. You are giving generously, and God makes it more than enough. ~Jeanne DeTellis