Each year, Lakewood is a Drop-Off location for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). This year we collected, packed, loaded, prayed over and shipped 20,898 shoeboxes. That translates to 20,898 children all over the world receiving a Christmas gift and hearing about the original Christmas gift: Jesus Christ. Of these boxes, 1,100 came from members of Lakewood.
Highlights of the week include:
- Over 110 people volunteered at Lakewood during Collection week
- Lakewood volunteers packed nearly 5000 shoeboxes into cartons in the Chapel foyer during collection week. This is a new record.
- Volunteers, like these young men, met shoebox donors at their cars and helped them unload their boxes.
- The box recipients were prayed for before the cartons were loaded onto the trucks.
- From start to finish Lakewood volunteers poured out their hearts, cash and valuable time to make this operation run. Please pray for the children that will receive these boxes.