Christmas Was Delivered: Dec. 2013

Christmas Was Delivered: Dec. 2013

CHRISTMAS WAS DELIVERED Monday, December 30, 2013 Living in a land that celebrates Christmas as a day off, but has little in the way of lights and decorations indicating Christmas is near, it has been difficult for my wife and I this year to get in the Christmas spirit. It is quite cold out, but there is no snow and consequently there are no signs of snowmen, or reindeer, or sleighs. As of yet, aside from the occasional frigid northern…

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Operation Christmas Stocking: Nov. 2013

Operation Christmas Stocking: Nov. 2013

OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING Wednesday, November 20, 2013 This is Paul Holton, better known to many as Chief Wiggles, the founder and President of a Utah based non-profit organization called Operation Give (operationgive.org). Back in 2003, while serving in the military in Iraq, out of the blue and totally unsolicited I received a huge Christmas present from a group of my co-workers back home. When I opened the box, to my total surprise there was a beautiful Christmas tree with all the…

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Orphanage Visit: Oct. 2013

Orphanage Visit: Oct. 2013

ORPHANAGE VISIT Monday, October 21, 2013 As time has permitted over the last few weekends, with a little help from our friends, we have been able to venture out to some new areas beyond the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. Without a whole lot of prior planning and armed only with our smiles and a few helping hands, we have created opportunities to reach out to those in need and to have a rewarding experience for us and those receiving…

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The True Meaning of Christmas: Sept. 2013

The True Meaning of Christmas: Sept. 2013

OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING Wednesday, September 11, 2013 The True Meaning of Christmas: For the first time in over a month it finally feels like there might be an end to the record breaking temperatures and humidity of another, what seemed to be, a very long hot summer in South Korea. The end of one month and the beginning of another, September, seems to have also brought in what appears to be the first day of Fall, with a noticeably different…

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Independence Day: Jul. 2013

Independence Day: Jul. 2013

INDEPENDENCE DAY! Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Monday July 1: Don’t forget to thank an American Soldier: As our nation’s Independence Day, July 4th, draws near I can’t help but think about the times I have been away in foreign lands on military deployments celebrating this most historical day. Even though my military work didn’t really stop and there were no parades or family cookouts, I took time to reflect on the important significance of this our nation’s birthday. One thing is…

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Operation Give: May 2013

Operation Give: May 2013

Operation Give Sunday, May 5, 2013 Operation Give: Winning Hearts and Minds Through Giving. The mission of Operation Give is to give hope to the deprived and disconnected people of the world; most often where the U.S. military is serving. We provide the much needed material humanitarian supplies and resources to the U.S. Military men and women so they in turn can distribute these items to the people they come in contact with. Operation Give gives hope to people in war-torn countries and to people suffering from natural…

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Iraq Glancing Back and Gazing Forward: Apr. 2013

Iraq Glancing Back and Gazing Forward: Apr. 2013

Iraq-Glancing Back and Gazing Forward! Monday, April 8, 2013  I am sure you have all read or heard plenty of commentary (like the one below), regarding the lessons of war, on this the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.  It is hard for me to believe that it has been ten years, since I stood there in the deserts of Kuwait awaiting word that the invasion had begun. Iraq, 10 years later, is less threatening but riven by turmoil By…

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Collateral Kindness: Feb. 2013

Collateral Kindness: Feb. 2013

Purchase Collateral Kindness Today! Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Hi, Watch for information about Fox news with Gretchan Carlson to interview Paul Holton and discuss Iraq? Collateral Kindness, written by Paul Holton, Founder of Operation Give Order Now     Click Here to Hear Paul Holtons UPR Interview

Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way: Jan. 2013

Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way: Jan. 2013

Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way Sunday, January 13, 2013 Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way: Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the plane, not a passenger was stirring, not even the pilot named Blaine (halfway over the Pacific, I am sure autopilot was fully engaged), all the travelers were nestled snug in their seats, with visions of being home for Christmas with plenty of Christmas food to eat. OK, they weren’t really dancing, but I was going to be…

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I Believe: Jan. 2006

I Believe: Jan. 2006

Thanks! Monday, January 23, 2006 I would like to personally thank all of you who have helped in making 2005 a banner year for Operation Give. There were many obstacles and many hurdles to overcome but 2005 was also filled with many miraculous events and magical occurrences. It was a great year. Thousands of sincere, charitable people stepped forward with pure acts of kindness, donating wonderful items and money in order to bring happiness into the lives of thousands of…

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