Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Operation Christmas Child

It was great to volunteer last night for Operation Christmas Child! We met at the warehouse off Nations Ford Road and Checked and stacked thousands of shoe boxes headed for India!
There were at least 3 different groups from our church represented! It is so neet to be part of a church that has helped out so much with such a worthwhile world wide ministry.
So much of our Church expeirience gets "spiritualized" or only meets the tangible nature of things when it comes to monetary gifts, etc.
It is so great to be able to get physical (at risk of borrowing a secular phrase) with our spirituality and directly help meet the physical needs of a ministry.
My old pastor used to say: "I'd rather wear out than rust out!"
It was a little chilly in that warehouse, but once we started moving those boxes around, it was amazing how quickly the temperature went up! So, if you're goiing over to volunteer, wear layers so you've got something to shed! I've heard so many people complain about their sleeping pills not working. Well, three hours of stacking boxes worketh better than a medicine! I usually don't have any trouble getting to sleep, but this past year I wake up and drift off several times a night. Last night I pretty much slept through. If you're interested in helping at Operation Christmas Child this year, you had better get over there. I'll bet Sue Pruit could answer any questions you might have.

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