Not too long ago, I read a story online about the people in Mongolia who are suffering in one of the most severe winters they have ever known. There are many people who live in heavy tents, but they are exposed to the bitter cold. Animals are dying and there are many concerns about the spread of disease once the warm seasons come.
I have dear friends who have served as missionaries in Mongolia. At the time I read the story, they were preparing to leave to serve another 18 month mission in Mongolia and I learned that Sister C was making hats all the time to send over for the Mongolian children. I thought, “Hats? I can do hats! And I bet lots of people would be willing to do hats!” So, I sent out a request to my local friends and my internet friends. Brother and Sister C left soon after my request went out and I’m sure they’ve made it safely to Mongolia.
As of yesterday morning I had 76 hats! During the late afternoon, I stopped to pick up a package from Sister C’s house. She had left me a shipping box and extra yarn to make more hats. As I opened the bag, I discovered not only yarn, but 30 hats that she apparently made before she left! So now, there are 106 hats to send!
We’re going to do this AGAIN later in the year! The feeling of giving service to others is just the best! And it’s hard to describe. It’s one of those things you just have to DO so you will really understand. What will you do to serve someone today?