"Operation Christmas Child"
It’s not too early to start packing a shoebox gift for the Samaritan’s Purse children. You may choose a boy or girl. The National collection week is
November 12-19, 2018. You may get a box to start filling it up or you may purchase a plastic container to put your gifts in. You can select a quality “Wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or a stuffed animal. Fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.
For more gift suggestions, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ
But most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You may include a personal note and photo. A donation of $9 is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. Give online through Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox.
Please do not include: candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
Children's church for ages birth - 4th grade during the morning service at 10:00am. The children will learn about GOD through bible lessons, songs and crafts that are age appropriate. For childen to participate the parent/guardian mus attend the entire 10:00 service.
Thank you for your donations for the Food Pantry. We anticipate serving about 25 families every other week and our supplies dwindle rather rapidly. We always have the need to keep replenishing our supply. If you don't want to do the shopping you may give money and we will do the shopping for you. Thank you for your generous donations, you are a Blessing to those in need! Click on the Food Pantry tab above for a list of items needed.
John and Marilyn
I am feeding old papers and reports through our paper shredder, reflecting a bit of history. This is a necessary step in clearing out a lot of clutter before Marilyn and I transition back to the States in late November this year. You’d be surprised how much can be accumulated in 40 years in the field. It’s more than just “Spring Cleaning”.
So, the sorting, scanning, and shredding continues, grateful for all the Lord has allowed us to be a part of over these years.
Many have asked about our plans. At this point we’re still waiting on the Lord’s guidance as to where we will live and work (not feeling “tired” enough yet to actually “retire”. We’re leaning towards settling in the Pacific NW, and want to continue to be involved in missions at some level. Please continue to pray with us as to what this will look like.
Both of our kids and their spouses along with the GrandTwins are going to come for a short visit in late June. This is a family reunion we’ve been talking about and planning for some time. It’s been 14 years since Aubry and Aaron have been “home”. As you can imagine, we’re counting down the days!
Prayer Requests: Praise! The Global Gospel project is finished. And prayer that the stories can be used throughout the nation! Prayer for continued tasks yet to be finished before departure the end of November to make each day count. Prayer for God’s leading in the next chapter of our lives, and for our transition after many good-byes.
We need to remember to continue to pray for all of those who are being persecuted and killed for believing in Jesus Christ each and every day.