Fall is the time of year for kick-offs, the new school year, home church, and of course football. But also the Kick-Off Event for the Arkansas River Valley Area Team for OCC. This event will be held at Fellowship on August 22 for participants from Faulkner and surrounding counties to get geared up for this year’s collection week. Please spread the word to those you know who may be interested in OCC but didn’t know how to get started. This event is a great way to network with other volunteers, get new ideas, receive take home resources, and build excitement. We will also participate in a Skype call with Alex Nsengimana of Rwanda, a full-circle shoebox recipient. What better way to see how a shoebox impacts the world than to speak with an individual who not only received one but now is packing and distributing shoeboxes! Go to our Facebook group, Operation Christmas Child River Valley Collection Center, for more info and updates. This month’s picture is just a little reminder about building your box around a “Wow Item” like a soccer ball. This can transform a village and enable many kids to play together. Don’t forget a pump! Keep collecting shoeboxes to be wrapped by the Women At The Well and keep saving on those end of summer sales!