Okay Folks! After millions of requests for what I would love to have in a box from America, here's the big list! Alright that is a slight exaggeration of the number of people who have ever asked or even cared to know, nonetheless the matter has been on my mind lately. I guess it all started when a person told me that sending packages to missionaries was a big waste of money and effort. Floored me! Same person included snail mail letters and cards in the same paragraph as non-important!
So here we go and make sure you keep in mind that this is MY list and not send these same items to some other missionary mama that might not like tacos at all or need ear plugs. Always best to verify before hand!
4. Plastic bowl covers (they look like shower caps)
5. Mennon Speed Stick Antiperspirant (any fragrance)
6. Mechanical pencils (the cheap, plastic kind)
7. DVD's - Check first to see which ones!
8. Blistex lip ointment
9. Newly released hot wheel cars.
10. Unique band-aids - knee and elbow, butterfly, etc.
Here is a good site with a list of other sites to help you figure out how to best mail your package:
Last but not least, let me say this...
I don't NEED a thing (well, maybe the ear plugs!), but sending a care package is to show that YOU, the sender CARE for little ol' me, the RECEIVER. It will make my family happy. It will let us know that we are not forgotten. It's GOOD!
Just look for the word "refresh" in the Bible and how many times Paul, the missionary,
thanked people for gifts and hospitality and prayers and love.
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love,
because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
p.s. This week I got a box from my sis-in-love and mother in the U.S. of A. They love me and show it in many ways physical and emotional, written and proven. Thanks to you both. All the stuff was great!