On day 18 of our count down we wrapped a few presents for our Camp family Christmas that was just a few days away! The kids enjoy wrapping presents and do a pretty good job of keeping secrets.
Then on day 17 of our count down we prayed for a family friend that is going on a mission trip next summer. As one of our gifts this Christmas we are not just giving prayers for this friend but also going to give financially. As parents desiring to train our children in the way of the Lord, we feel that teaching our children now about missionaries and the impact they have on others is very important. We also want our kids to know the importance of having a giving heart. As a family we will continue to pray for our friend as they prepare of their mission trip and we will pray for them to be a great witness as they share Jesus with others.