Last December when I was home visiting, St. Timothy’s Catholic Church held a shoe drive for my children here in Zambia. Over 150 pairs of shoes were collected in all the various sizes, packaged up in shipping barrels and put on a boat to Africa in February. Three months later, we have received them with great delight! One of the boys squealed and proclaimed. “Mom – they are original – no one has worn them yet.” I told him,” Yes, and they are just for you.” The response from this 15- year-old boy was “ I never had new ones – it’s my first time.”
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we all say Thank You. It is a beautiful gift. So much needed and so much appreciated.