Ahh, now is my time for oodles of Operation Christmas Child fun. Our big packing party was on September 27th & 28th, followed two weeks later by my daughter's wedding followed by a week of company.
This past Tuesday we had our last OCC Area Team meeting before National Collection Week hits on November 18th and it was a blessing to pray and enjoy some time of fellowship together.
Sure, we have our Chick-fil-A event coming up and there's still a lot of work to be done to collect all those boxes and get them sent on their way.
But, really, I think this is the most FUN time ever.
Last evening I drove to Meadville, PA to attend a packing party being held in a store--a custom kitchen showroom called Tussey Mountain Kitchens. Every room of this business was filled with items being readied to pack boxes this morning.
In the picture above you can see the guys who were busy using a drill to wind fishing line onto small pieces of fishing line to be included in the 50 fishing kits they made for 10-14 year old boy boxes. Here's picture of the completed kits--
I can only imagine what a blessing they will be to the boys who receive them.
Upstairs in another room a group of women were busy assembling sewing kits for the girls. Barb Kurtz, one of the organizers of the packing party, worked hard to sew small bags to hold these kits that will bless girls with all they need to repair or make clothing or other useful items.
Meanwhile, our Mid-Atlantic Operation Christmas Child family was praying for other packing parties being held in our region this weekend and I'm eager to hear reports on those also.
Item by item and box by box God is bringing us nearer and nearer to that goal of 9.8 million boxes we're all praying to reach.
And along the way we're all just packin' in the fun!