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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Preparing for Operation Christmas Child

It's a wonderful time of year to be active in women's ministry. Ministry has always been a passion for me. While I may not share it on our blog as much as I should I have always been active and support missions. Recently we met to discuss our upcoming Operation Christmas Child drop off spot. Our church works as the local support station. Packages our dropped off and we ship them to where they are to go next. Eventually children in need around the world will be presented with a Christmas present from Operation Christmas Child
This past Sunday our children's classes teamed up with adult classes and packed Operation Christmas Child boxes. Here are a few pictures of my Princess taking part.
With all the hard work going on of course we had to have a bit of a snack. I so wish that I had the chance to get a picture of the cake we tried  The truth is that the cake was gone before I could even snap a pic. Everyone loved the yumminess of the pumpkin dump cake. It was smooth and spice with no better flavor than pumpkin. You may want to try this easy recipe and share with your friends, family or next gathering.
Pumpkin Dump Cake

1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
3 eggs
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (18 1/2 ounce) box spice cake mix
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
3/4 cup butter, melted

1Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
2Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
3In a large bowl combine pumpkin, eggs, brown sugar, white sugar, evaporated milk and salt and spice. Stir well to combine, or beat on low to mix. Pour into prepared pan.
4Sprinkle with cake mix and nuts over the top of that.
5Drizzle the melted butter over all. Bake for 50-60 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool and serve with whipped cream.

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