If you read this post and watched (or cried through) the video I posted, here's bit more about Alex's story, the ultimate story of forgiveness.
He had so much joy in being able to go back to where he was in an orphanage to give shoe boxes to the children who are there now. Pretty awesome stuff.
This is the person that killed Alex's family. If you didn't watch the video, he went to the prison and sought this man out. He offered his forgiveness and prayed with him. Man, I'm not sure I would have been able to do that. He's one incredible young man. Courageous.
Please consider packing a shoe box this year. National Collection Week is November 18-22. That's less than 2 weeks away! YIKES! Get busy!