Tuesday, September 18, 2012
It Takes A Team To Move A Mountain
This is my packing party team. These four women stepped forward just two months before the 2011 Operation Christmas Child Community-Wide Packing Party to help plan the event and the brave souls have continued to spearhead the planning this year.
Last night we met once more to discuss details and at the end of our meeting we moved 220 boxes of cartons (32 pounds each) from their location in the gym to an adjacent room.
5 women and 7040 pounds of boxes. That's over 1400 pounds each. But we did it. These women are experienced mountain movers.
Here's the "after" shot:
Without this team there would likely be no 2012 packing party. Elizabeth (pictured on the right here) has led the group and worked to recruit volunteers for the actual event.
Just as we worked together to move boxes last night, we'll work together to lead volunteers to assemble and fill and pack into cartons more than 20,000 boxes to bless children in Jesus' name through Operation Christmas Child.
Right now we're still not sure how that will happen. The list of volunteers looks very lean--especially the list of those willing to be in supervisory positions.
In the next 10 days there are 22,000 boxes to fold and a container to be unloaded and thousands of items to be arranged and readied.
I KNOW God will make this happen for His glory. He always does. But in this, as always, "We walk by faith, not by sight."
Many members of our Northwestern PA area prayer team are facing personal and family struggles and we could sure use your prayer support. This is my greatest concern. Prayer is the foundation of all we do and if our prayer support is weak...well, we are beyond hope.
In Matthew 17:20 Jesus said, "if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible to you."
Can you imagine what He can do if we all put our mustard-seed-sized faith together? Will you pray with us?
Because it takes a team to move a mountain.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 4:21 AM