Our eighth graders visited the Operation Christmas Child warehouse in early December where they took part in packing some of the millions of boxes that will be sent across the globe to children in need. Upon arrival, students participated in training and began working alongside volunteers from Florida, Virginia, and Georgia. Some students worked in an assembly line where they took part in inspecting, taping, packing, and lifting close to 10,000 boxes (by 11:15am!) Other students packed bars of soap and pencils that would be included in the boxes. The “heavy lifters” were able to close up the filled boxes and prepare them for shipping. A Florida volunteer commented on how well our students picked up on the process and how well they worked together. This outreach project gave our students a glimpse of what a huge blessing Samaritan’s Purse is to the world. Along with the work that they did, our students also delivered their own packed shoeboxes that they donated to this special cause. What a privilege to be able to take part in such an awesome ministry!