We just did our annual shoebox packing party for Operation Christmas Child. It’s kind of the first and the second one we’ve done. I say that because we helped another church do one last year before we were technically a new church. It was a weird limbo period between deciding to start a church and opening the doors. If we were Catholic you might call that church plant purgatory.
We had a great time making short work of the boxes. Thanks to our great folks collecting materials all year long we were able to fill 15 boxes!
This fits in nicely with my Moore’s Law goal of doubling our box send-off every year.
In 2010 we mailed 2 boxes.
In 2011 we mailed 4 boxes.
This year we sent 15!
That means next year our church will be looking to send 30 boxes. It’s a good and admirable goal. As a matter of fact, we’ll put the box out this week and start collecting goodies again.
As a special treat to cap off our shoebox party, we held a 1 year celebration for one of our members. It’s been one year since Charles had his stroke and he’s recovering marvelously!