Joe Leighton (right), senior pastor, Salem Chapel (Junction City, Ohio)
We set a new high total for our church in collecting 321 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. For the 14th consecutive year, we sent a team of people to Boone, N.C., to help pack and prepare to ship the collected boxes that will go around the world. Our eight-person team was part of a group that processed over 100,000 boxes over the course of one weekend. Our delegate, Bill Morgan, is a prayer ambassador for Operation Christmas Child, traveling and speaking to churches about this ministry. He has also been to Honduras to help distribute the Christmas boxes.