Today, at the Mission's Christmas Store I was blessed to witness God answering a young girl's specific Christmas gift wish. Peggy Ramsey, Family Center Administrative Assistant, was on a quest at our Christmas Store to find the donated gifts that would best fit the wish list of our VYC kids (Vanderberg Youth Center).
One little girl had asked for a ‘Baby Alive’ doll. We had several dolls that Peggy had looked at, unsure if this little girl would be happy with just any baby doll. We both had the same thought -- that this little girl was so specific about the type of doll she was hoping for, and that was what she should get. So, Peggy continued searching through the gifts.
After a prayer breathed to God, Peggy looked in a bag just delivered that morning by Maranatha Academy's 6th grade students. She reach in and pulled out a ‘Baby Alive’ doll! There certainly was a "hallelujah" lifted up to the Lord for answering this little girl's specific wish, not only for that particular doll, but also that the skin color matched that of the little girl! The student and his family that donated this particular doll I am sure had no idea how they were going to be a part of God's plan to answer this specific Christmas wish. Their gift was right on time - God's time!
(Submitted by Sandy Baldwin, Donor Connection Specialist at City Union Mission)