First of all, thank you so much! Thanks for the prayers, thanks for the volunteer hours before and during collection week, thanks for all the packing both at the September pack and at your homes, and thanks for supporting the GO Store. Secondly, New Year’s Day is a time of reflection. So, in case you missed it, here is a recap of the Arkansas River Valley Area’s year (of which Fellowship is a part of). Fellowship, you packed 5645 boxes, 2400 of which were packed during our September pack. Speaking of that pack, you also raised $33,000 to offset the supplies and shipping for those 2400 boxes. You helped process, cartonize and pack semi’s with 15, 048 shoeboxes from our area. Basically you helped smash our goals for FBC of 4700 boxes and for the collection center of 11,000 boxes. Way to go! Two groups of volunteers traveled to the Dallas Processing Center in December to help in the next step. We found out ahead of time that our area boxes were going to Dallas instead of Denver, but I’m not sure any of us thought we would come across them. But, we did and it was so exciting!! It really put in perspective for me not only God’s control over this ministry but the impact we have on it. Yes folks, that’s 15,000 kiddos who will hear the gospel this year and have an opportunity to participate in the Greatest Journey, be discipled and receive a Bible in their language. Fellowship 4th grade girls were also able to complete the Greatest Journey over the course of 12 weeks and received a graduation certificate at church as well. They got to experience first hand what the kids on the other side of the shoebox get to experience after their gift. Third, New Year’s is typically a time for resolutions/goal setting. Will you join with our team in not only being a consistent pray-er for this ministry, but also for the shoebox recipients and their families? Will you continue to be on the lookout for supplies for the Women at the Well (wrapping paper and 2 part shoeboxes to wrap)? Will you think about what your personal goal is for this year for OCC? Did you pack 1 box and now want to pack 2? Have you never packed a box and want to get started? Do you have a spiritual gift that our year round team could be blessed by? Just a few ideas for you! Have a Happy New Year and thanks for being a part of this awesome ministry.