Several years ago I volunteered for the first time at the Operation Christmas Child processing center. As I inspected some of the shoebox gifts, I noticed several didn’t have anything in them except hygiene items and school supplies. I was surprised and heartbroken that I didn’t find any toys in those shoeboxes. There was nothing for children to play with. At that moment, I decided to do something about it. “When I returned home, I prayed about what to do. The Lord answered my prayer by giving me a pattern to make dolls. I went to work, and now more than five years later, I’ve made more than 500 dolls to be included in shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and other missionary projects.