OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
WOW! More than 30 exhausted volunteers packed 233 boxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) at Trinity on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Below are some pictures
from the day of FUN, FELLOWSHIP, and SERVICE to our Lord! A complete report from Amy Jeanne Welton, OCC Coordinator, will be include in the next newsletter.
Thank You, Trinity Members, for ALL your help with this project!
FINAL DATES TO REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER:
Saturday, Nov. 16—9am-?,
Help is needed to organize and prepare supplies/kits for the next day’s Box-Packing
Party on Sunday afternoon, call Amy Jeanne Welton (830-868-7163) for more information or just drop in
for an hour or so to help—no experience needed, just willing hearts and hands!!
Sunday, Nov. 17—Noon, Soup/Stew Luncheon for OCC workers and box-packers in the fellowship hall
Hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church Women (TLCW). After lunch we will assemble boxes for
Operation Christmas Child to send overseas. Join us!
SOUP LUNCHEON—NOV. 17TH Stay after worship to enjoy soup AND to help with the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Box-Packing Party on Sunday, November 18th. Call Angie if you would like to bring soup or crackers, cornbread, or homemade bread for the lunch. You may call me at the church office (833-4771) or cell (830-385-0518) if you would like to help with the lunch. Thank you! Angie Daniels
The Christian Men of Blanco (CMOB) group made 100 fishing kits at their September 17th meeting and will work on tool kits and soccer balls at their next meeting, October 15.
At the ladies’ retreat there was OCC service project time! We put baby dolls in blankets, packed first aid kits, hygiene kits, cut dominos games, put together building blocks WOW gifts, and wrote “Jesus Loves You” on pencils for packing.
Amy Jeanne Welton would like to make a specific plea for baby dolls. (See photo at left.) We need “Newborn Twins” two for $5 at Dollar General. I have 5, we need 25 more individual
dolls (or 12 more of the sets of 2.)
God's blessings and peace, Amy Jeanne Welton
Countdown to November 17th Box Packing Party!
**Don’t forget about the Work Day on Saturday, Nov. 16th from 9am-4pm at church!
There are only 7 weeks left before the OCC Box Packing Party on Sunday, November 17!
If you would like to donate items for the Operation Christmas Child gift boxes, see the list of items requested below:
--For Ages 2-4yrs: chalk, chalkboard or magnetic boards (like Etch-a-Sketch, small enough to fit in a shoebox), chunky Crayola crayons for pre-schoolers
--For All ages: water bottles, cups/bowls, hair accessories, wooden tops, yo-yo’s, jacks, marbles, games without batteries, solar calculators,…
SAY A PRAYER! In the weeks before and after the OCC Box Packing Party, pray this prayer: “For the children who receive these gifts in the Name of Jesus, that they might be moved by the Holy Spirit to receive His eternal gifts. Amen”
Is God at work with Trinity’s Operation Christmas Child Efforts?
From Amy Jeanne Welton:
I have got to tell you this incredible story: I went through our list of leftovers from last year as well as my receipts and the lists from other folks who have shopped, and I worked out how we are doing on WOW gifts and other items for the sex and age of each shoebox, based on our packing goals for each. I have to tell you that our God is so amazing.
From shopping trips of multiple folks all year long, we have the exact right number of WOW gifts for our goal for 3 of the 6 categories! EXACTLY RIGHT!! Isn’t that amazing. That is God telling us that He sees the work we are doing to help spread the word of His truth. Nothing we do goes unnoticed. HE HAS PROVIDED in such an amazing and encouraging way. Isn’t that too cool! God is awesome!
For more information about how you can support this important evangelism opportunity, contact Amy Jeanne Welton at 830-868-7163. Join in with our OCC efforts and pick up a copy of items still needed for OCC in the narthex to have with you when you are out shopping or donate any amount towards OCC by placing a donation into an envelope marked with “OCC.”