MELBOURNE – One thousand boxes of hope. One thousand boxes of joy. One thousand boxes each filled with a little bit of Jesus. One awesome God who can do great things.
That is what Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne experienced as they packed Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoe boxes. The church set a goal of packing 750 boxes, about 150 more than they collected last year. But by the time they were done, they had packed 1,202 boxes.
Not bad for a church that regularly has about 150 in worship every Sunday.