Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Another great day of preparations for our Operation Christmas Child packing party and we're counting our blessings. We're so grateful that Aaron Crossman and Tom Albert have volunteered to run sound and video for our packing party. Now we're praying for the right choice of videos to show in the morning before the packing begins.

We've been blessed with the generous contribution of commercial time from WCTL, our local radio station. I've received several e-mails already from families that are coming to the packing party because they heard about it on WCTL.

One of the local churches I've been specifically praying would decide to participate in OCC is Erie Christian Fellowship. Today I got an e-mail from their youth director telling me he's bringing his family to the packing party.
I see all these pieces of good news as direct answers to prayer. So many of you around the country have sent messages telling me you're praying and God is answering those prayers.

Tonight 8 people worked for a little over an hour to assemble 400 more boxes--a little under 1 per person per minute. That's my benchmark. I figure if we can get 50 people to fold boxes at the rate of 1 per minute, then we can assemble 1000 boxes in 20 minutes to keep up with the rate they'll be used at the packing party. Heather Rogers, our OCC team's Church Relations Coordinator, says I should have been an actuary.

Why do I love figuring out stuff like this? Let me count the ways.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's a LOT of boxes!!!
    I've just been doing mine tonight, all the way over in NZ. I now have a stack of boxes on the dining table...better work out where to put them before breakfast tomorrow as they aren't due in for a few weeks yet.