by Debbie Vanaman
Well, another year is done and through your efforts many, many children will be blessed when they receive a shoebox that you packed. After over 15 years of being involved in this project, saying thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough but it’s something that needs to be acknowledged. To all of you who packed a shoebox, to our youth who packed 125 boxes with items that you donated throughout the year, to our collection center volunteers who packed tirelessly all during collection week and finally to our load up crew who included a bunch of young men from the Fellowship House, who loaded our cartons the Saturday before Thanksgiving, a heartfelt job well done. A special thank you to Cliff McGlothlin who drove the truck down and back from Princeton that day. Without each and every one of you, this project would not be the success that it has been each and every year. Well, not only did we top 3000 shoeboxes but we passed last year’s total by 37 boxes. Our grand total for our relay center was 3140.
I will give you the month of December off but come January, it all starts again with collecting items for our 2017 collection season. As always, please keep this program in your prayers as it continually spreads the gospel and the name of Jesus Christ to all corners of the world through the power of a simple shoebox.