Sunday Prayer | National Collection Week

Well, it’s finally here! Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week 2019 starts Monday, November 18 and runs through Monday, November 25. After that, it’s off to the Processing Center, the next stop along the Greatest Journey. There are a lot of moving pieces and thousands of volunteers, associates, and OCC staff that play a part […]

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OCC 2019 | Have You Packed Your Shoebox?

I’m not sure which is harder to grasp: That there are less than 11 weeks left in 2019 or that Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week is a month away! Have you packed your shoebox? Yes, 2019 is rapidly winding to close and it is time to start packing your shoebox gifts! This year National […]

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For the Love of God and the Promise of a Donut

Since our church became a Central Drop-Off Location for Operation Christmas Child several years ago, Sweet T and I spend Saturday mornings moving hundreds of cartons filled with thousands of shoebox gifts out of the Sunday school room and loading them into a 28-foot pup trailer. Our Saturday morning crew consists of a number of […]

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Operation Christmas Child 2018 | Making Memories

This week as Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week kicked off, I’ve been reminded a lot of my late friend Mark Jones. This is our second season without him here to come by and marvel at the progress we’re making and celebrate the goodness of our God. During the week, as the brown cartons loaded […]

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Hear! Hear! The End of the Year is Near!

It’s November 1 and this year is almost over! Including today, there are 61 days left in 2018. It’s hard to believe how quickly the days turn into weeks, morph into months, and fade into years.  For Sweet T and I, the beginning of November is marked by the ramping up of Operation Christmas Child […]

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