The 2013 Spur of the Moment Operation Christmas Child Packing Party in Pictures.
My youngest daughter set up a camera to automatically snap pictures every 2 to 3 minutes and she and my older daughter also took more pictures. It has taken me quite some time to go thru them all and get them ready to share. One reason for the extended length of time was I did not want to share any identifiable images of the children without their parent's permission--so I needed to work thru to find ones of their backs only or blur their sweet faces. Enjoy your visit to our first packing party.
|They found a last minute donation of 48 tubes of toothpaste from our dentist|
when they arrived at church. Sarah quickly zipped them into
the hygiene bags before the kids arrived.
|Finding their own letters they wrote the week before -- the first|
step to packing, it would be placed in the bottom of their box.
My daughter put stickers with the church's address on them in case
a child has an opportunity to write back.
|My husband explained to each group a little about why we were packing|
the boxes and to choose one item out of each box to pack.
|My husband helped ensure the lids would fit.|
|My youngest daughter, Sarah, helping her girls pack.|
|My husband helped them put on their rubber bands and directed them|
where to stack the full boxes.
|I love seeing the men involved.|
My husband packed 2 to 4 year old boxes between the classes packing.
|Two of our pastors packing 2 to 4 year old boy boxes.|
They were doing two at a time.
|After they got their rubber bands put on they stacked the boxes on the stage.|
After the game circle was no longer needed the girls carried them all over
to the center of the game circle for prayer. See images below.
|With the help of the children's pastor the girls got them all stacked|
within the game circle. He shared a bit more about OCC and where
the boxes would be going and to whom.
|All of the children gathered around the boxes for prayer.|
|Elizabeth seemed to be here, there and everywhere at once. She had a ball overseeing this packing party.|
She has LOTS of plans already for next years', and the next, and....! I'll keep you informed.