For the past few weeks, the student council has been collecting supplies to fill boxes. Our school family sent donations of toys, hygiene supplies, clothing, money etc. Today, we had an all school assembly to pack the boxes. The kids (K-12) were divided into groups of about seven and went to three stations- packing the boxes, writing letters, and prayer groups.
It was truly an amazing thing to watch our high school students take charge leading in prayer, organizing the younger students, and making this a successful event. As a school, we were able to pack over forty boxes!
We wrote in our journals about our experience today and here is some of what we had to say.
"Today as Operation Christmas Child day! In my box I packed markers, socks, and soap but the one I liked most was a Teddy Bear. The box was so full it almost didn't close. On a card I wrote "Dear Friend, Merry Christmas!"
"Today I did Operation Christmas Child. We packed socks and clothes and crayons and more. It was fun but most of all is I hope she is okay. I hope she loves God."
"Today was Operation Christmas Child! I wrapped presents and wrote a card. It was fun but the most fun thing of all was helping others."
"Today we packed boxes for Operation Christmas Child. It was very fun. I hope the child that gets the present will be very happy. It was a girl. I was very happy that we could do this."
"Today I helped Operation Christmas Child. I helped pack boxes. I helped make cards. I'm so glad I got to help. I am so happy! This is going to be great. It was very fun. I prayed for the box to get home."
And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." -Matthew 25:40