We spent Wednesday afternoon at our local relay center for Operation Christmas Child. Praying, counting boxes, praying, labeling boxes, praying, crating up boxes, praying, stacking and labeling crates.
Every group of boxes that is dropped off is prayed for by everybody working, most of this involves everyone touching the boxes. The prayers are thanksgiving & blessings for the hands that packed the boxes, and for the children/families receiving the boxes. In our over abundance, completely spoiled society, its humbling to realize that for the children receiving these shoebox gifts ~ this could be the only gift they have ever received. And many of these children may receive the ultimate gift any of us could ever receive ~ the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
John 3:16 & 17 "16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
John 14:6 "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Pictures from yesterday to share.....
|Snack time for the boys in a lull of shoebox deliveries|
|part of our Keepers girls group enjoying some snacks|
|Yesterday work...about 47 crates holding 10-14 boxes each ~ depends on the size of the box!|
|If each crate held 10, then thats 470...but the average between them all was about 12 so thats put our number at about 664. Pretty good for 2 1/2 hours of work! We are headed back this afternoon!|