Jen and Phil organized an outreach last summer to raise some toys for the children in our neighbourhood here in Marabá. They found an engineer who was travelling to another part of Brazil who was willing to bring their suitcases full of gifts. The engineer had connections with a trucking company who transported them up to Marabá for free. Here is a video and some photos of the event.
Sorting and wrapping children’s gifts.
Deanna lays out the strategy with the volunteer helpers.
It rained all morning, which was no problem for the 100 children and leaders.
Mary was quite protective of baby Jesus.
Everyone loved the morning.
Julianna soaks it all in.
Mary looks around while protectively holding baby Jesus.
Mary is pretend sleeping while the angel talks to her.
“Sai da frente!” “Get out of the way, we’re coming through!”
Antonette and Madute were great helpers. They are entering the church through the Alpha program.
Deanna organizes the gift draw.
Little Emily wanted me to sit beside her while she ate lunch. Deanna came and took our photo.
Annika spent the morning holding her friend’s babies while she helped with the event.
Mary was very pregnant while she rode the donkey to Bethlehem.