Monday, March 18, 2013

"Son-shine" Easter Package for Our Missionary


Easter is in just a couple weeks, and I wanted to make sure that my sister Corrie had some Cadbury Mini Eggs down in Chile. :) But I didn't want them to be the only thing in the package (even though that heavenly candy would have held its own;) so I searched the web for creative Easter packages for missionaries...and I scored when I found this post about a cute mom sending a "Son-shine" package to her boy serving a mission. LOVED that it was fun and festive, but emphasized that Easter really is about God's Son and the miracle of His resurrection. It was so fun gathering yellow treats and trinkets I thought she'd enjoy, and a few things for her to read as spiritual food-for-thought. Rolled up and tied with yellow ribbon, I put in an awesome devotional about the Atonement by Elder David A. Bednar called "In the Strength of the Lord." And I shrunk down a copy of an inspiring passage called "The Fellowship of the Unashamed" that she can keep in her scriptures. It is SO powerful. And right before I sealed and taped up the box, I slipped in some pictures of Brooks and Ava for good measure. :)

 I can't believe this week she will have been serving her mission for 7 months. Still crazy for me to think that she's been living in Chile for most of that time, AND she speaks Spanish fluently! We miss her so, so much...but we are beyond proud of her. It's been incredible to hear from her in her weekly emails about how she's doing, inspiring experiences, the hard days and lessons learned, and how the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is touching peoples' lives. If you want to read and keep up with her journey in Chile, you can check out her blog here. I'm managing it, and I share her emails she has said can be public. :)

In case anyone wanted to send an Easter package full of "Son-shine" to their missionary, family member, or friend that lives far away this Easter, I wanted to pass on the idea. I sure hope it makes Corrie smile when she gets it!

^^ Brooks was so excited to send our package to Aunt "Co-wee!" ^^

6 comments:

Kelsey Keller Weller said...

This is so adorable! When my brother leaves this summer, I'll be tempted to send him awesome boxes like this all the time (so keep the ideas coming?). Or maybe that would just be obnoxious of me. . .

xtinita said...

It was so cute and I love it. That cure little box is so nice. I have read about the "The Fellowship of the Unashamed" it was to wonderful.

God Bless!

link to the family international membership

Megan Urick said...

Corrie and I were in a Social Work class at BYUI last winter semester! She is amazing--I loved getting to know her. This is such a cute idea! I hope she's doing well!

Buckway Family said...

Such a cute idea! I am going to use it for my brother serving a mission! Where did you find the smaller version of "The Fellowship of the Unashamed?"

Thank you!

emma said...

this is the cutest idea!! i wish it wasn't too late to send one to my brother...maybe i'll do it for "spring" instead of easter! thanks for sharing haley!

Elder Jones' Mom said...

I absolutely loved this (the packaging and colour coordination were too cute!) I am definitely going to use this idea for my son serving in Mexico. What did you put inside the plastic eggs?

I love that you included some spiritual thoughts for your missionary too. I am thinking of printing them in Spanish too, although I'm not quite sure yet how I'll do that! :)

I read some of your sister's blog and she is doing a great job serving the Lord. Thanks to you both for inspiring us!
~EJM
www.onecointwosidesofmissionarylife.blogspot.ca

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