“Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.

There we will receive his mercy,

and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”

~Hebrews 4:16 (NLT)~

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021

October 24th Readings
JOHN 12:37-50
MARK 11:12-14
MATTHEW 21:18-22
MARK 11:15-19
MATTHEW 21:12-17
LUKE 19:45-48
MARK 11:20-33
MATTHEW 21:23-27
LUKE 20:1-8

OCC Update

We have packed 404 shoeboxes! Other churches have recently or soon will pack their shoeboxes. The drop-off week when shoeboxes are turned in will be the third week of November. I’ll post the FBC, Kentwood drop off location when it gets a little closer to that time.Thank you to all who contributed, shopped, painted, sewed, packed, etc. to get the shoeboxes ready to be sent to the next location.

I shared this bit of information a some of the packers yesterday. They were very surprised! You probable will be too! Each child who is blessed to receive a shoebox somewhere around the world will only receive One. The will not receive one each year of their lives or one two or three years\s later.For example, if a child receives a shoebox at age four, they will never get another shoebox. That’s because there are so many poor children in the world. When we pack, let’s pack quality and quantity so the box will always be a special memory and hopefully one day lead the child and the family to the Lord.

Today’s Prayer Focus

Let’s pray today for the shoeboxes packers as they get boxes of items ready for children all around the world. Let’s also pray for the children who receive the shoeboxes. No matter their age when they receive a shoebox, let’s pray the children will learn about Jesus and want Him to be a part of their lives forever.

Have a wonderful Lord’s Day!

Anna Lee