Evilyn: The first time I packed a shoe box was at out first Shoebox Club meeting in May of 2009. It was significant because I knew it was going to a kid in another country.
Me: Why did you decide to start a Shoebox Club?
Evilyn: I felt it was what God was calling me to do. I wanted to make a difference in another part of the world.
Me: What is your best memory or biggest lesson from your trip to the Dominican Republic to deliver the 100 millionth box?
Evilyn: I was really impacted by the joy on the kids faces from the DR after they got a shoe box. It was just really awesome to see how much their gifts impacted them. I guess the biggest lesson I learned was not to take anything for granted. A lot of people are living with a ton less than we are in this world.
Me: What would you tell kids today about God’s plans?
Evilyn: I would tell kids not to wait until you are an adult to make a difference. With God on your side you can do anything!
Isn’t she great? Isn’t this the attitude we want our kids to have? That they recognize God calling them? That they know they can do anything with God?