Friday, August 16, 2013

Could you BUY A TOY for the least of these? URGENT NEED!

Matthew 25:40 "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
~precious one "playing" in his metal crib~
It's that simple....we have to do SOMETHING
Let me take a moment and share about the need that YOU can help with today!
Often we don't really know HOW we can help, but the orphan has no means to help themselves, it's the body of Christ that must step up and meet their needs!
Well here is the need....
Our Patterson Park Church Hope 1:17 Orphan Ministry has been made aware of an URGENT need in an orphanage located in Inner Mongolia.  We have a contact there who has shared with us how difficult it is to be newly serving the precious ones there with NO TOYS or BOOKS.
I'm sure all of you have been blessed to spend time with a curious little baby, you may have grabbed a toy rattle out of the toy basket to watch how they reach up to grab it. 
 They are learning what their little hands are capable of doing!
The noise, they turn to. 
 The colors, they are drawn to.  
Their eyes light up as you show them how fun this simple toy can be. 
Here they have nothing but maybe just a shoe off their feet to play with and explore
This is a precious little one from the orphanage that we will be helping!
Permission to use this picture given by Hannah
Below is a detailed list provided by a special education teacher who is ministering there
YOU can donate these items and bring them to PPC this Sunday or next Sunday (Aug.18th & 25th). 
We will have a basket located next to the Children's Welcome Desk marked HOPE 1:17 TOY DONATIONS  the basket will sit there all week, so you can drop off through out the week during business hours
OR, you can contact HOPE 1:17 by sending a message to Amber Smith Rohrer on Facebook
If you would like to help out with the large shipping cost, you can donate via cash or check to PPC, mark HOPE 1:17 in the memo line and place it in the White Box or offering at PPC.
We need 3-4 of each of the following items listed....
age 0-12mo.
Rattle toy that cannot come apart (bright colors)
Activity Mat like THIS ONE
Squeaking Toy ( easy for an infant to make noise with)
Bucket with Blocks
Sippy Cup (some with sucking action needed, some with out)
Infant Board Books (with pics of family people)
Infant Board Books (with pics of toys)
Safe Baby floor mirrors like THIS ONE
age 1-2 years
Bucket with Blocks (block size 1.5-2 inches square, at least 5 blocks)
Large Crayons
Package of straws
Jacket with front zipper
Toy cat, dog, cow, lamb (unbreakable plastic type)
Toy car that cannot lose wheels or other parts(bigger than Matchbox size)
Books as listed above
Toddler book listing eyes, nose, mouth etc
Small doll with hair (no breakable parts)
Doll hairbrush, doll bowl, spoon, cup (plastic)
Toy airplane (no breakable parts)
Rhino Toys Oball like THIS ONE
Ages 2-3 years
chalkboard eraser
nesting or stacking cups (play)
8 2inch blocks
child scissors ( left and right handed)
doll or book that has laces, ties, buttons, zippers
Childrens board books (shows pics of home life, family life)
hand puppets
dress up clothing (doctor, nurse, police, firefighter etc)
plastic kitchen set
Ages 3-5 years
playground ball
child scissors (left and right handed)
12 blocks 1.5-2inches
toys with buttons, laces, snaps, zippers
lacing cards
simple card games (GoFish etc)

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