Saturday, November 15, 2014

Operation Christmas Child

On November 15th, we kicked off the holiday season by packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  We have participated in OCC for the last few years, and it is always such a blessing to each of us!  This year before we went shopping, we watched videos online of kids all over the world opening their boxes from past years.  It always makes me so emotional to see how excited those children get over inexpensive, little gifts.  I think that it made an impact on the boys this year, as well.  We went to Walmart as a family to shop.  Each of us got so excited about the items that we wanted to include.  It was so fun to imagine the faces on the little boys that would receive our boxes!

When you donate the shipping cost online, you are able to print a label that allows you to track your box.  In the past, our boxes have gone to Mexico.  This year, however, those little boxes that we packed on our kitchen table traveled to little boys in Ghana, West Africa.  So neat!  We hope that those sweet boys read our cards and know that they are loved and prayed for.  We are so grateful for Samaritan's Purse and their work around the world.