Saturday, December 10, 2011
It's Official (Unofficially)
Yesterday the total went to 5.6 million but we'd been praying for 5.8 million for 11 months and I knew there were still boxes to be processed. So today I kept clicking in and out and watching the totals change.
When the total jumped to over 5.7 million I started to breathe faster and click more often. I practiced mental arithmetic, calculating how many more boxes it would take to bring us to the prayed-over 5.8 million mark. We were still about 65,000 away from the goal as some OCC friends and I bantered back and forth on Facebook, waiting.
On the next click--there it was! The message from Operation Christmas Child cautioned that the results are still unofficial but praised God for 5.8 million boxes!
I tried to figure out how to throw confetti and set off fireworks in a virtual format. There were a LOT of capital lettered messages sent out within a few minutes--shouting the news of God's goodness.
What a blessing to see us go beyond the goal already!!!!! (unofficially, of course)
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 5:57 PM