I don’t know about you, but I’m glad fall is on the way! Cooler temperatures, pumpkin carving, hay rides, jumping in leaves and Halloween. When you’re buying candy for the big night, why not stock up on bags of hard candy for your OCC shoeboxes? We could use extra bags of candy at the church as well to pack additional boxes during collection week. Another sweet addition to your box could be packs of gum or lollipops, but please no chocolate (you never know where your box may go, or better yet to what climate). Don’t forget to keep setting aside money to cover postage for your boxes. If you’d rather not pack a box, maybe you could donate funds to cover postage for FBC boxes or go online and have Samaritan’s Purse pack a shoebox for you. Rumor has it that we have some super shoppers in our church who have really sought out some great deals to pack even more boxes this year (you know who you are, so I won’t single you out- but GREAT JOB!!!). If you are a super shopper too, feel free to post your bargain finds on our Facebook page to spread the word. More boxes packed=more children reached=more Gospel Opportunities (what the green and red GO boxes are named for). Please join with me this month in lifting up the following shoebox recipient countries in prayer: Ukraine, Serbia, Russia, Romania, Poland, and Montenegro. Thanks and keep up the great work!