Here’s her letter. You could still do this even this year and extend to the new year. Even starting with just one sister would be a good beginning. Then expand next year!
This service project is one that the ladies at Hillcrest church of Christ in Neosho, MO, have done the past several years. It was initially started by my mom, Becky Cobb, who is a digger and is leading our Digging Deep class/ group this year. So, this is submitted for her because I’m fairly certain she won’t do it herself. So, if this is selected as a winning entry, the prize should go to her.
In December, we do what we call “12 Days of Christmas”. We select several individuals in our congregation who could use a little extra cheer during the holiday season. Then, each day for the 12 days leading up to Christmas, one lady will drop by the recipients’ homes and drop off a small gift. Some people leave it as a surprise from a secret sister and others make time to stay and visit. Each recipient gets 12 gifts and visits leading up to Christmas. It started as a way to connect with some new converts/ members and has expanded to bring a little holiday cheer to widows/widower, those who have lost close loved ones in the previous year, individuals with terminal illness, shut-ins / members in the nursing home, etc.
It’s one of our favorite traditions now!
Thank you for your work on the Digging Deep Study!