Since the economic crisis hit our family, I have learned A LOT about how to use coupons to get things for free or almost free.
This past year I decided to use my coupon skills to bless more than just my family.
Every year our church adopts a poor community in Kentucky. For much of the community, buying just the basic necessities like toothpaste and shampoo is a challenge.
Starting this summer I started stockpiling. When the deals were hot, I bought extra items for pennies on the dollar. I quietly tucked away shampoo bottles, body washes, deodorants and more, knowing that these simple items were going to bless others in a few months.
In November, our family selected two lists – a family to adopt and an extras list, then took two boxes home to fill.
Within 30 minutes we had the boxes full, along with an extra box and a tote bag.
Even our two-year-old helped carry toiletries from the back bathroom and put them in the boxes.
As we filled those boxes, I prayed for the men, women and children who would use the items enclosed.
I prayed they would know they were somebody special.
I prayed that the simpleness of scented soaps would be an aroma sweet to their souls.
I prayed that simply, they would be blessed.
Next year, I am determined to stockpile even more.
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Check out this video of all the boxes and donations ready to share with the people in Kentucky!
By Jessica Turner, The Mom CreativeLeave a Comment