BOMB? Phew. Nope, a gift from the marvelous "Ten Thousand Villages" @VillagesCanada
Recently, the doorbell rang and a minute later I opened the door to find that a large package had magically appeared on my doorstep. No one was in sight.
Having devoured a number of suspense novels recently, my mind instantly conjured up thoughts of a bomb on my doorstep. Had I ticked off a client? Angered a fellow church-goer that one time I started snoring in the pew? Sung off key during the worship service?
I approached the package carefully, listening for a tell-tale ticking. I bravely flipped the package over.
Fortunately, my imagination screeched to a halt when I turned the package over and recognized the mailing address from Graf-Martin Communications, who graciously send books my way to help review and promote. However, as I wasn't expecting any books at the time, I couldn't help but immediately tear into the package. Seconds later, packing tape was flying through the air and my wife and children were gathered around to examine the contents.
Imagine our delight when I pulled out a Shesham Dominos Set from India, courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages!
Next came a Camino Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Bar
Soon, my children were exclaiming over the delicious chocolate, and dominos were being carefully constructed into towers and other products of their imagination while I read the accompanying material from Ten Thousand Villages.
Now, I'm hoping you've heard of Ten Thousand Villages. I come from a Mennonite heritage myself, and so for years I've been familiar with their organization, which is a program of the Mennonite Central Committee. But, if you've never heard of them, let me enlighten you:
What is Ten Thousand Villages?
Where does the name Ten Thousand Villages come from?
Where does everything come from and who made it?
And finally, their Mission Statement:
You can learn more at their website: http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/about
So, come on all you online shoppers looking for special gifts for this Christmas Season. Head on over to Ten Thousand Villages, and spread dignity and hope to the world while you do!