Over the course of the 2020 OCC campaign, someone said that the Lord has a “soft spot” for Operation Christmas Child. We believe that is true. And, in our experience, just as the Lord will not let a children’s Christmas pageant fail, he did not let COVID stop Operation Christmas Child in our area this year!
Last year, the area in which we are counted, packed 9,598 boxes. This year, the total loaded onto trucks was 9,604. And, that does not includes boxes that were built virtually on-line, which was a new feature for OCC this year that our church chose not to promote. So, the area EXCEEDED last year’s goal!
Wow! God is good. In her recap note to all of the Project Leaders, our Area Leader said that these results, despite all of the curve balls that 2020 has provided has shown her that He is able to “do immeasurably more than we ask or think, according to His power that is at work within us.” The verse that kept coming up as we prayed for OCC and shoeboxes and in-kind donations kept flowing in, was “delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart”.
As happy as we were to receive these donations, and as joyful as the children will be to receive them in their boxes, the Lord was immeasurably happy to give them to us.
When results come in for the national count, We will provide those, too.
Thank you again to each and every one of you for the support you provided!