"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen."
1 Peter 4:10-11 (NIV)

Supplies to ship...already?!?

Whoa, time is flying by. We're already talking and making plans for shipping supplies for our next trip in May! I've been taking in several donations and was able to get those to John when he came to visit. 

Two walkers and a set of crutches, plus a wheelchair and some emergency kit supplies were donated by a retired EMT in the Denton area. 

More crutches and an AK prosthesis with supplies were donated. 

Several liners and a pair of shoes.

A rep from Medi had these four liners to donate. It was so nice of him to think of us when he had these liners returned. 

A little back story is needed to explain how we're shipping supplies this time. For the first trip that Chris and John took in September 2012, they were able to coordinate with a man in Kansas that ships containers overseas. I'm not sure all the finer details, but he pays to ship large containers for various non-profits and mission work. That saved an incredible amount being able to include supplies on his container....almost $10K savings we found out when we shipped a crate for our trip this past April. 

So, this is very exciting that he has room for our supplies on a container! He lives in Kansas, so John will be hauling everything up to Kansas in a month or so. He doesn't anticipate the container shipping before February. It takes several months to get there, so we really hope there are no delays along the way.