Birthday Girls Give More Than They Receive

What a great example of Christian love and service! Two sisters, Brooke and Lauren Edmunds celebrated their 8th and 6th birthdays in May. Instead of presents, the girls asked their guests for donations of money – the sisters raised $115! – toys, games, and books for the United Methodist Children’s Home! It’s a birthday tradition. Their parents, Kristin Patterson Edmunds and Tim Edmunds are life-long members of Decatur First United Methodist Church and the girls are 6th generation members!


This sweet story gets even better. The day after Brooke and Lauren delivered their gifts, two new children were welcomed into one of our foster homes – a 4-year-old boy and his 4-day-old sister. Those toys and books from Brooke and Lauren were PERFECT for the little boy and were taken directly to him at his foster home. What a great example of how your gifts have an immediate impact on the lives of our children!


PS. This story first appeared on our facebook page. “Like” our page today – our facebook family is the first to hear our good news and uplifting stories.

Brooke and Lauren Edmunds Facebook post



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