It almost Christmas. Do you know how I know? In our house, both (yes I said both; we’re cutting down – most years it’s three!) trees are up and decorated. Lorraine has the trees and the entire house decorated like a magazine, and then… there’s eggnog. AND.. there’s mistletoe that hangs from the ceiling above the main entrance. So, if I had just landed from Mars, and arrived at my house, I would know without a doubt that it’s Christmas!
One of the traditions that we have around the Warriors at this time of year is our Annual Warriors and Pastor Don’s Christmas Hamper Night. This is when the club allows me as the team chaplain to collect donations at a home game in order to purchase food and assemble Christmas hampers for needy families in West Kelowna. This year (on December 5 vs. Salmon Arm) I walked out of Royal LePage Place with over $1,400! With that money I was able to purchase enough food for 50 wonderful hampers.
I just can’t say enough about how our Warriors impressed me this week. On Monday morning the team showed up at my office (which is at Evangel Church on Gordon Drive in Kelowna) and we began to assemble Christmas hampers. The boys wrote out 50 Christmas Cards, put all the boxes together and packed them all with food. We then loaded the hampers into trucks and after stopping to pick up 50 frozen turkeys, we headed to George Pringle School in West Kelowna. We delivered the 50 Christmas hampers to the school principal, John Mcmahon. These hampers are delivered by several elementary schools within a few days to 50 families. Our Warriors served humbly, and didn’t show a hint of disinterest. I was an absolutely fabulous time.
So….. give our boys a big applause, because they were on top of their game this past Monday. God bless you boys, I pray that when you get your break that you all have a wonderful Christmas. Serving is one of the pillars of Christian faith, and I believe we all pleased the Lord that day. So, to one and all, I pray that you have a joyful and a peace filled Christmas.
In Christ’s love,