Written by Melanie Lamere on Nov 17, 2016 in
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We had our College Church Packing Party this past Saturday. Thank you all who were able to come and participate in person and others of you who were covering in prayer. It was an event for all ages, and for some a unique or first opportunity to pack a box, grandmother with granddaughter, kids, mom with children, faithful dad, brothers and sisters in Christ with hearts for children.
It was a great time together with friends and family…a joy to see everyone in spirit of unity and bond of charity, knowing that each box was packed with thoughtful selection of gifts and with lots and lots of love.
Thank you everyone who have contributed gift items for our gospel shoeboxes. We packed a total of 186 shoeboxes on Saturday and have had more contributions since that will fill yet more boxes!
And now we want to send these shoe boxes to far corners of the globe. We have funds to send a little less than half the boxes packed. We are trusting that God will provide at least another $800.00 . For any of you who can help with financial donation, please make check payable to College Church with OCC in memo line. The cost to send one shoebox around the world is $7.00.
I know many of you have packed a shoebox at home. Bring them to church this coming Sunday or any night this week 4-7pm. Our collection center closes on Monday, the 21st, when cartons of shoeboxes will be loaded into trucks for transport to processing center in Boone, NC.
Again, our deepest appreciation for support for this ministry.