I went to church tonight expecting to hear a good word about Operation Christmas Child but I never dreamed that I would be blessed in so many ways. The gentleman in this picture is a long time friend in ministry Bob Poff. Bob and his wife own a business in Virginia and Bob served on the Board at a Christian Children’s Home where I served as the Director for about five years. Bob has taught me more about cheerful, no strings attached, sacrificial giving than anyone that I know. I will add this pertains to his wife Annette as well. Bob and Annette have volunteered at Operation Christmas Child in either Boone or Charlotte NC for six years, the entire month of November. That is a commitment and a sacrifice. I pray for God’s continued blessing on their life of giving and also that others will follow their example.
The lady in this picture is Mary Damron, National Spokesperson for Operation Christmas Child. Mary was our speaker for Sunday Night Live tonight. I don’t know if Mary considers her message tonight as a sermon but it was one of the best sermons I have been blessed to experience. It was so well delivered and from the heart. My wife commented that you could sense in the message that Mary spends time at the feet of Jesus, just soaking up His Presence.
Here are tweets that I put out about the message tonight.
Mary Damron, national spokesperson for Operation Christmas Child, you should have her in your church. You will be blessed!about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry
Here is what I plan to do about what I learned tonight.
#1 I will never forget the Spirit that I felt emanating from Mary as she spoke.
#2 I will cast my Spiritual Bread on the water.
#3 I will fill several shoe boxes this year for OCC.
#4 I am making the trip to work in Charlotte for a day Top Priority in 2009.
#5 I will place family pictures in each box we fill.
#6 I will place a gift in the box that a child could bless someone else with.
#7 I am sold out to God, no matter what anyone else thinks!