Many thanks to Sharon Grove, ODNW, the parish administrator of Holy Trinity, Vancouver for sending in this photo of the parish's intake of Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Holy Trinity is a drop off location in Vancouver for the charity and receives boxes from churches and individuals throughout Vancouver.
Ida Tonks, ODNW, aged 99 is seen praying over the latest donation. (Ida is the "official" intercessor for our boxes although sometimes the rector is allowed to pitch in).
Ida, originally from Trinidad, is the widow of Basil Tonks who served as a bishop in the Diocese of Toronto.