• How Ready Are You? This Might Help

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    Thanksgiving is almost here and maybe you're feeling a little like Lauren and still trying to figure out how to do this. Well, the good news we found some charts that will help you get ready, hopefully, you've already thawed your Turkey because that takes days, but other than this will help. How to brine your turkey, a timeline of when to start making all your side and such. It's really a great resource...maybe more for next year than this but here ya go! Check 'em out HERE!

    Thanksgiving Couldn't Get Better!

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    The holiday season is full of fun crazy times, but stories like this stand out above the rest. There's nothing like a family getting to reunite for Thanksgiving which is what happened in Texas recently. Mom, Sgt. Lacey Poltoratskiy, returned from Fort Hood and surprised both of her kids at school. First was her son Daxton in kindergarten and then she dressed up as the school mascot when she surprised her 7th grade daughter JaiceyBelle. It will be one of the most rewarding videos you can watch this holiday season! Check it out HERE!

    The gospel in a shoebox

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Great way to stay close to God during the busyness of the holiday season: share who He is with others! If you've never heard of Operation Christmas Child its a ministry that delivers shoeboxes to kids around the globe packed with things like toys and hygiene products. Where do the shoeboxes come from? People just like you and me!! This is near and dear to my heart because I got to hand deliver shoeboxes once in Peru. Its wonderful to see the faces of the kids light up as many open the first gift they've ever gotten (these are very poor areas) but its even more exciting to see as they lean in to hear about the gospel. Every distribution comes with a translator and a full production to share the gospel with the kids and to tell them about the most important gift they will ever receive: being loved by Jesus. 
    I could go on and on about how much I love the ministry and the way it reaches kids but I'll just leave this link right here for ya if you are interested in packing a box. What do I pack!??! 

    OCC Peru