Sunday, March 11, 2012
Yesterday we had our first Operation Christmas Child event of the season with a table at our local Christian radio station (WCTL) Women's Conference. One of our team members, Tracey, is a graphic artist and designed a beautiful new display board for us to use.
Another team member, Terri, helped man the table and put together a stunning gift basket for us to give away.
Getting there a bit after 6:00 am and not leaving until after 4:00 pm made it a long day but God blessed us with some great connections. We were able to talk with members of several churches that I've been praying for some time would participate in OCC.
Then at lunch I sat next to a staff member from a large local church who participated in OCC in 2010 but not in 2011. I felt it was a God-designed meeting, and this staff member said she'll broach the topic of involvement in OCC at their upcoming staff retreat.
We also talked with a large number of individuals who've packed shoeboxes and were able to affirm them. We talked, too, with some who'd never heard of OCC before but seemed excited to get involved. We even got an invitation to participate with a table at an upcoming community health fair.
And the conference speaker, Carol McLeod, gave us wonderful challenges from the Word and reminded us again of the importance of taking time to draw away from distractions to hear the voice of God.
No other connection means more.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 7:01 PM