The bags have arrived at Schofield! Dick and Kay Kessler (shown here) from the Western Reserve Grace Brethren Church in Macedonia, Ohio, were among the hundreds of national conference attendees who helped stuff goody bags for military wives at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, which Grace Brethren Chaplain James Schaefer serves. A note from Beth Bryant in Canada, originator and coordinator of the project, confirms that the more than 2,000 bags (31 cartons), shipped free as a charity contribution from FedEx, have arrived. The base newspaper, she said, is excited about the project and wants photos and information for an article–so we have shared all the photos we have of the operation. Now it will be fun to wait for responses from some of the wives who have received the thoughtful gifts, personal notes, and bags containing toiletries, candy, and more.
Aug 5, 2004