Though I honestly didn't expect we'd still be processing boxes at the BWI Operation Christmas Child Processing Center this week, I have to say it was a pretty good day.
I gave a devotional this morning about how God sometimes uses the trials in our lives to help us know Him better and to help us become more like Jesus. I think it went pretty well. I also used Francis Chan's rope illustration to show that our lives are just such a speck in view of eternity. You can check that out on YouTube if you want to see his video.
The next joy was getting the opportunity to pray over two more shipping containers filled with cartons of boxes ready for the journey to Honduras. It's always such an exciting time to pray together over these precious treasures.
It took us a while to get the lines all filled today but we seemed to get into the swing of it by afternoon and processed 17,000 boxes by the end of the shift.
And...Santa and his wife showed up to help us get those boxes taken care of today...
And he brought some of the elves with him...
Once again we were processing boxes to be sent to Honduras. How amazing is it that just at our shift change, when both first and second shift were all there, the director of the OCC National Leadership Team and the OCC Discipleship Director from Honduras unexpectedly stopped in for a visit. You can see them in the picture at the top of the blog. God is such a good, good Father to give us this chance to connect.
We were able to come around them and pray for them and for the children who will be receiving these boxes soon.
They were so excited to know their boxes were on the lines being prepared for shipping, and they even went out to the dock to see the shipping containers.
Leigh Fisher with Melvin Villanueva, the OCC National Director from Honduras
Getting a picture in front of the 'tote board' that shows number of boxes sent to Honduras
By God's grace it's like we had our own personal Full-Circle Monday going on. What could be better than that?