Operation Christmas Child
In November, members of COG took home shoeboxes to fill for Operation Christmas Child. Roughly 180 boxes were filled with toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items, and much more. On December 6th, a small group of volunteers went to the Denver distribution center to help process boxes for shipment to children all over the world. During the four-hour shift, a crew of 12 from COG teamed up with dozens of other volunteers to process about 10,000 boxes. The group also had the privilege of praying for the children who would receive these boxes. The Denver distribution center has a goal of processing 700,000 boxes. The best part of this event is that when the boxes are delivered to these children, the Gospel is shared with each one of them.
Thank you to Mitty Spidell for organizing the shoebox drive at COG and the work at the distribution center. Thank you to Mitty and Brian Spidell, Jim and Carol Bryan, Ken Hammond, Rosemary and Karl Been, Kim George, Tom and Debbie Wager, Felicia Chargingelk, and Tom King for volunteering at the distribution center. And of course, thank you to everyone at COG who filled boxes for children around the globe.