Friday, October 24, 2008

SHOEBOXES


I want to try and blog the next few weeks, well, couple of months actually.
I figured here was as good a place as any because I believe that Operation Christmas Child is a ministry to children, on both ends of the programme.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Two main things
1. My town is getting a shoebox depot for the first time ever.
2. I will be going on a shoebox distribution trip to Belarus in December.

WHAT DO I HOPE TO BLOG?
Note I wrote what do I hope to blog, not What will I be blogging. I KNOW that this is going to be a very busy time and will be doing no apologising if things do not go to plan.

I hope to blog about
* the setting up of our depot Which will happen starting next Monday, for about a week.
* the training day on Monday 3rd November
* Lots of photos
* collections, sorting, packing
* the day the container comes and we load up
* preparations for my trip to Belarus
And my experiences, thoughts, etc when I return.

WHEN WILL ALL THIS START?
Well, although we don't get the keys to the depot until Monday, things are afoot already, various problems we could do with solutions to, so I will start as soon as I can, hopefully late today, possibly tomorrow.