Have I told you how much I love our church? Well, if I haven’t, I do!
Packing Day at Westside Chapel was a phenomenal success gathering our Operation Christmas Child team to pack shoeboxes – under a roof! With air-conditioning!
Variety at the Cross Makes Shoebox Spice
I was so blessed to see the cooperation, the kindness, the compassion of a variety of personalities, giftings and interests come together around the cross!
I was going to say around shoeboxes, but packing shoeboxes full of love and goodies is only a small piece of the Operation Christmas Child picture.
Our hearts are united, not simply over toys and trinkets, but over the life-changing – temporally and eternally life-changing – message of mercy at the cross.
We bowed our heads and filled 115 boxes with the abundant supply God has provided all year long.
I felt like I did so little shopping and crocheting this year, but God did so much!
And even more boxes are still being packed by shoeboxers at homes around town!
Remembering Who Shoeboxing is All About
After we packed shoeboxes, some took a few moments to remember why we are doing this. It was a beautiful moment.
Ideas Have Been Sparked
Our team is growing in scope and in magnitude, in passion and in creativity, many already making plans for next year! (Give me a few weeks and I’ll be ready, too. )
*** Watch the full Prep and Packing Days slideshow here. ***
And here’s the squeaky toy that ALMOST got me in trouble. 😉
Our team has some mighty hopes and prayers for 2017! Stayed tuned!
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