Friday, November 16, 2012
On the Fifth Day
Blessed this morning to find a front-page newspaper article in the Erie Times-News about Operation Christmas Child with a color picture. I'm so grateful for at least some mention of Operation Christmas Child in the newspaper on each of the last three days.
I stopped at the collection center after my school day and made it there 5 minutes before it closed--just in time to drop off the last 21 boxes I packed last evening. They didn't take in many boxes this afternoon but a second truck was dropped today so it's ready and waiting for the harvest from the relay centers.
The only box I have yet to complete is the one pictured above. A few months ago I found a brand new pair of Red Wing leather work boots at a local discount store for only $2.00. Couldn't pass them up, so I filled them with some tools to make a tool-themed box for a 10-14 year old boy. (yeah, I know the box is big, but I'm believing God has someone special to receive these size 9B boots)
On the way home from the collection center I stopped to drop off extra shoebox items at my brother and sister-in-law's home. They're hosting a packing party tomorrow.
Heading out tomorrow to visit relay centers. Can you believe National Collection Week will be over in just three days?
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 8:09 PM