We're twenty minutes out of Easter and into April Fools' Day. I'm so grateful that we're not in school on this April 1st. By the grace of God, the full moon and April 1st this year both fell during spring break.
But as I lay in bed tonight trying to fall asleep I remembered that I missed the 6 month countdown day for our Operation Christmas Child Community-Wide Packing Party.
This year's party will be held on September 27 & 28 so 6 months from today it will be another memorial stone of God's victory.
As I lay awake tonight I was praying for 20,000 stuffed animals and all the soap and toothbrushes and toothpaste. We have almost enough pencils but no pens yet. God's been blessing with clothing items at good prices but we still need more fillers. And, God, will You please let us find those 24-count boxes of Crayola crayons on sale for 25 cents each at back-to-school time this summer?
We have a lot of ground to cover in the next 6 months. Lots of praying and shopping and storing and hauling and organizing and recruiting.
If you live near Erie, will you save the date and join us? If not, will you pray with us that our faithful God will once again do what only He can do?
Because if He doesn't show up these boxes will not get packed.