This year we are sending more packages to the orphanages in Sri Lanka. And this time around we received a remarkable amount of gifts and support from all sorts of folk, including large companies and institutions. At the other end of the scale individuals have been working all year on sewing and creating gifts. A tremendous effort. And over the last week we have had an incredible number of folk focused on sorting the goods, creating gift packs and packaging it all up ready for the freight company. That is a story of generosity in its own right – and one which we will include in a few more posts.

In the meantime here are a couple of photos which show the hall at Frenchs Forest Baptist Church full of goods – spread out like this it is a bit hard to believe most of this was packed in my garage, lounge and dining room!