It was a party that combined the families we 'adopted' for the day and the families in small groups at our church. Often when people sponsor families over the holidays or serve lunch at a food kitchen, etc. they never get to meet the people. It all stays kind of anonymous- which sometimes has it's place. But I have to say- this was AWESOME! Everyone got to hang out together, share food, our church and Central Christian school got to give out presents, and I got to take a family picture for the families by the Christmas tree. Our kid's decorated cookies side by side, and we look forward to having many of them return to worship with us- side by side again!
You know when people talk about the joy of giving? Doesn't this just show it?