Saturday, April 12, 2014
No News Is...No News
You can only post so much about the empty storage container and the lack of items.
I'm still praying about whether God wants us to host a large packing party this year. A few months ago I was certain that He did and now... not completely. When things are slow going it's hard to know if God is asking us to wait on Him and push through or if He is closing doors.
Through the intervention of another Operation Christmas Child volunteer I was able to purchase 18,158 washcloths at a pretty good price. But now I have to figure out how to get them here from the other end of the state.
We have paper. We have washcloths. We have some leftover pencils. We have 1350 stuffed animals.
We have little else.
We do have 11,000 coloring books, but I found out they are not acceptable for the special boxes we pack at our large packing party. We'll be giving them to folks who are having regular OCC packing parties in our area or sending them to the processing center as fillers. So I keep telling myself that all the hauling of them is worth it. They will still make some children happy. But they won't be filling the corners of empty boxes at a large packing party.
No news...it's not necessarily good news.
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 5:58 PM