The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven's Armies will make this happen!
Every year The Church of the Cross is involved in Operation Christmas Child. Every year we collect more and more boxes, this year it was 600. Our goal for 2017 is 800! Just as significant is what Cross School accomplished last week in Charlotte. Our Missions and Outreach Ministry recently sponsored the eighth grade to work at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center for two days.
The trip was a tremendous success as they were able to help pack many boxes to be shipped to children around the world. This year Samaritan's Purse expects to collect 12 million shoebox gifts that will be delivered in more than 100 countries and be used to share the Gospel with children in some of the world's poorest, hardest-to-reach communities.
Upon arrival in Charlotte, everyone worked a 4-hour shift, carefully inspecting and preparing boxes for overseas shipment. Jobs included removing financial contributions, inspecting boxes for unapproved items, stuffing boxes, taping boxes and packing large cartons for shipment. Students also loved using the scanner and shoving the large cartons down the conveyor belts! Thursday's boxes were being packed for the countries of Peru and Ghana and 129,538 boxes were prepared.
Friday morning students returned to the facility to work a 3-hour shift and packed boxes to be shipped to the Dominican Republic. The final box count on Friday was 132,506!
Jesus said; 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!' Matthew 25:40