I started Lifeline Gifts about a year ago to help needy children of all ages around the world. I have a chronic illness that leaves me unable to perform normal daily tasks. I’m mostly confined to my bed or recliner, but I was seeking something that I could do, something for people and for God. So, I started gathering the needed funds. I was able to order all the supplies and, with the help of many willing hands, we have prepared 200 boxes that are ready to be sent out. You can watch the video documenting that project on our homepage. (The picture above shows the volunteers who helped out with that project!)
Lifeline Gifts packs boxes or backpacks filled with toys, hygiene supplies, school supplies, arts and crafts, and clothes and a New Testament. They are then sent around the world by Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan’s Purse) or similar organizations to children who are in very needy situations, such as war, famine, natural disasters, or those who have physical needs. I will also be sending to anyone I hear of who can use these boxes/backpacks.
In the fall of 2020, we expanded our vision to include gifts to moms who change their minds about abortion, and choose life for their little one. Our vision is to supply a little layette bundle of supplies for the baby, as well as a small gift for the mom.
We have already partnered with a local mission to start implementing this idea, and are in the process of gathering supplies and assembling the bundles.We plan for these bundles to go out this Christmas. Hopefully this is just the beginning of the partnerships we will form!
We are currently considering the possibility of turning Lifeline Gifts into an official non-profit organization, as and we want our ministry outreach to touch as many lives as possible. I have organized a team to help me out with all that is involved with this undertaking.