Not so long ago I wrote about simplicity and trying to reduce the number of things in my house. I had some success but now that yard sales have begun, I am collecting again. Not much of what I collect actually stays in my home.
The past two Saturdays, we brought home a new box of crayons, green hair for clown ministry, beads for Ladies crafts, hair bands to decorate, a journal to write in, a Spanish /English dictionary, a bag for a tripod that can be used on an airplane, embroidery floss than can be used for making jewelry. We look for anything that can be used by someone in the Dominican Republic.
All of the things pile up on the spare bed beside the set of sheets, the adding machine etc. Some of the things end up in a school, others in a Sunday school class and yet others in a Pastor’s home.
Clown costumes and puppets are very much in demand but harder to find. Make up for clown or pantomine are always welcome as are white gloves. Canadian souvenirs make great hospitality gifts. Where will you find me most Saturdays? At yards sales checking out what might be useful in ministry outside of Canada.