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Submitted by Cathey Metcalf (Longview TX)

My aunt's Valentine Gift

My 96 year old aunt (no, that’s not a typo…) heard God speaking. She saw a flyer from a real estate company that said Remember the Wichita Children’s Home. On her own (she still lives at home alone and still drives),she thought about things she could provide. She remembered that the local Harbor Freight store used to give free flashlights with a coupon from the newspaper, so she contacted the store manager, who donated 40 flashlights. The Gideon’s donated 40 New Testaments, and a local Bible Store donated tracts geared for teenagers. She went to the nearby Dollar Tree and spent over $200 on personal hygiene items and whatever else she thought teenagers would like. They didn’t charge her tax on her purchase, and the manager gave her $20 to help with her mission. When her neighbors found out what she was doing, they bought an enormous supply of candy to add to the gift bags. One of her young friends (she’s only 72 years old) spent more than 2 hours helping put the bags together so the kids could have them for Valentine’s Day. (Delivery may be delayed due to an overnight snow, but God’s timing will be perfect).