Operation Christmas Child

More than 20 Greyfriars students, friends and parents served together again this year at the Operation Christmas Child processing center.  Our team worked to inspect, pack, seal, and process gift-filled shoe boxes to ready them for their journey around the world to needy children for Christmas.  Below are some reflections from a few of the crew, plus some pictures.

When I was a little girl in Ukraine, I really enjoyed getting gifts in shoe boxes. And now that I live in America, I was very pleased to do this for other children. —Lyuda E.

This year, my job was loading the shoeboxes into the shipping cartons and scanning the “Follow Your Box” labels. It was a pleasure to serve with my friends and I look forward to returning next year. –John G.

This was my second time helping with OCC. I enjoyed helping a lot. It makes me feel more connected to people on the other side of the world. I also like it because it helps me know how to pack my own box. It is exciting for me to see what Operation Christmas Child is doing and the difference they are making in the lives of children and families. I hope to go next year.  –Geneva E.
I liked inspecting the boxes this year. I enjoy getting to serve along side my friends –David G.


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