To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever.

But you, LORD my God, brought my life up from the pit.

~Jonah 2:6~


April 28 – Exodus 23: 25


FIRST-PERSON: Why God sent me halfway around the world to pray

This inspiring story lets us know we all can have a part. Each part is important. Each person is important.

Operation Christmas Child shoebox inside lid painting update: We now have 176 painted and ready for the next step. That’s 176 out of 400, so we still have a few more to paint. It is a labor of love! We have lots of love to share.

Thanks to those who helped us with shoebox projects on the 2nd and the 23rd. Each hand that helps is so important in the final outcome. During May, our work days will be on the 7th and the 21st. You are invited to be a part of OCC by coming and participating.

During April, our needs for shoeboxes are soap, bandaids, bandanas, and toothbrushes. We are getting to the end of the month. We still can use more of these four items.

Be an encourager today. You can be an encourager with your words and your actions (preparing food, picking up limbs, washing windows, raking leaves, replacing light bulbs, weeding a flower bed, giving someone a ride, etc.). Don’t ever think YOU are not capable of helping others.

Pray for others. You can pray on your schedule in words you choose. Fancy or formal wording is not necessary. God hears and understands. He’s pleased when we care enough about others to pray for them.

Anna Lee