- What is the estimated cost for filling a bag?
A. If you catch things on sale (such as school supplies) it should cost approximately $20.00.
- What are the dates for the mission?
A. The mission can be before Christmas but also due to school calendars, could be after Christmas through New Years Day.
- What if I can not drive, but want to go?
A. On the drive there, you can be a navigator which is helping with directions as well as talking to the driver to help keep them awake.
- What is the route that is driven?
A. We start out in Stone Mountain, Georgia, drive to Mobile then across the gulf on Interstate 10. We drive through Texas and cross the border in Eagle Pass, TX (a 20-24 hour drive). From the border down it is a 12 hour drive. We of course rest at a Spanish Bible College just over the border so that we are fresh for the 12 hour drive.
- What is a typical day like once we get to giving out the Angel Bags?
A. We usually have breakfast at 7:30 or 8:00 am. We work in the fellowship hall making sure that we have enough appropriate age bags. About 1 hour before we depart camp to travel to our location, we load 2 trailers with the bags that are estimated we will need for the day. We travel to the location and usually the kids are waiting on us. We sing kid songs (in spanish) then we get some of the children to be part of a narration of the Christmas Story. After that story we also give a very shortened version of Jesus Christ sacrifice for us and Salvation. The kids get to listen to a lesson on why it is better to give and receive. The are given a white lunch bag to decorate and a piece of construction paper folded to make a card for their caregiver. Once these have been completed, they are lined up in gender and by age and they get to receive something that they can put in that bag they just decorated. Once all of this is complete they can receive their very own bag filled by you.