Records Were Not Just Broken…
…they were smashed!
Since Operation Christmas Child began in 1993, more than 135 million gift-filled shoeboxes have been shipped to children in more than 150 countries and territories, with 11 million being collected last year alone! Each shoebox is an opportunity for the Good News of Jesus Christ to be shared with those who do not yet know him as their Savior. As a result of these opportunities, the lives of our neighbors across the world are being touched and transformed. Praise God for the efforts of His people!
This year at the CLC/OCC packing party, we packed almost 700 more boxes than we’ve packed at any of previous parties! Sunday, November 20th, the truck from Christ Lutheran delivered over 90 cases, equaling 2,024 shoeboxes to our local collection site!!! And many more of you took boxes directly to one of the many area collection sites. The OCC packing party team thanks you for your amazing support this year during our collection drives, at the OCC Carnival and Crafting for a Cause. The team also thanks each and every one of you who helped with sewing back sacks, purses, helping at the fundraising and crafting events, helping with the packing party, bringing filled shoeboxes, helping us pack shoeboxes at the packing party…anything and everything you did to help make this year’s OCC collection our most successful ever, thank you!
Thank you for providing an opportunity to share the Good News and Great Joy with your neighbors across the world!
Visit the Adult Ministry Facebook page to check out the OCC Packing Party 2016 photo album!
Be A Part of the Fun in 2017!
The OCC Packing Party team will be getting back at it in January to begin prepping for the November 2017 OCC Packing Party and they could use your help! Participation on this team averages less than one hour per week until we get to about four weeks prior to the event and then the time commitment will increase depending on your area of participation. Please contact Cris Molina for more information or job descriptions.