We celebrated the birth of our nation this week. It is important to celebrate July 4th to remind us of the cost of our freedoms. This is a good time for us to thank God for our blessings. We need to be thankful for all that is good about America.
God has certainly blessed the land that we call home. We can celebrate the freedom enjoyed by every American. While men and women gave their lives to ensure us of this freedom, we must never take them for granted. We have freedoms not known in many parts of the world.
Operation Christmas Child is one of the great ministries that have reached children around the world. We are thankful that our church has been part of this outreach. We have already started working on the shoe boxes for 2018. In 2017, our church fixed 1,800 boxes. We are praying that the Lord will provide the funds for us to prepare even more boxes. We would like to have the largest number of shoe boxes ever. We know the children enjoy their school supplies and gifts, but it is our prayer that many of these children will be saved. We have people who are willing to fix the shoe boxes as the Lord provides the money. I am thankful for those who labor so children and their families may have the privilege of hearing the gospel. Please pray for this worthy project that God will be glorified.
Pictures of loading and delievering 2017 OCC and starting work on 2018 OCC.
CELEBRATING OUR FREEDOM
Biblical principles have guided our nation. Those principles are written in our history. They are declared in our monuments. Our biblical principles have separated America from other countries around the world.
We have the responsibility to defend our freedom the Founders of our nation made possible for us. We must defend our freedom not only from the enemies from without but also from the enemies of freedom from within. Because of freedom is being attacked today, Christians should be concerned about our religious freedom.
We need to ease our minds and think of all the things we have to enjoy in America. Exercising our rights will cause us to appreciate those freedoms and be more willing to defend them regardless of the cost.