Our afternoon of donation sorting turned into an afternoon of mixed blessings.
We ended up with three boxes and a bin bag full of crap which will be going to the landfill. Happily though we've ended up with a couple of boxes and a few bags of decent toys and clothing which will be a real blessing when we take them into Macassar and Chris Nissen in the next few days.
To see some of the crap that was donated was truly depressing and we find it incredible that anyone could 'donate' such horrible stuff to others. Add into that the fact that this is Christians, who have been abundantly blessed by God, passing on complete and utter garbage is simply mind blowing. We can't help but feel some churches need to do some very basic teaching on giving. Jesus' words in Luke 6:38 spring to mind "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
See below for more photos. We've split them into two groups; stuff we like and stuff we don't. Guess which is which.
Some quality stuff here!
A lovely top for a little girl
This on the other hand is appalling! A broken aerial, no battery cover and no 2nd handset.
A box full of crap, most if it was broken and dirty. Nice!
Ready for the dump!
Sometimes I wonder why we bother!