OSC Packing Session #84 is officially on its way to 40 soldiers! In this shipment we have: 33 Army, 4 Marines, 1 Navy, 1 USAF, and 1 UK Army. Of these troops there are 33 enlisted soldiers and 7 are officers. We have 38 of our troops serving in Afghanistan and 2 of them are in Kuwait.
We hit a major milestone as the 7,000th care package was sent on this shipment and our 1000th OSC soldier was adopted, which makes a total to date 1,010. The Postal Clerk, Dan, is holding package 7,000. One of the troops is going to wonder what in the world is that 7000 doing on my package?
Our OSC Shipment Stats are as follows:
- 123 packages were sent at a total weight of 1,484 pounds
- 19 Bibles, 123 tracts, 100 In Touch magazines
- 307 cards and letters of which 184 cards were made by the FBCN Children’s Ministry
- A grand total of 7,024 care packages amounting to 90,544 pounds have been sent to the troops
Here are some fun facts about 7,000 OSC care packages. A single column of 7,000 care packages will reach a height of 3,805 feet which is 1,180 feet higher than the world’s tallest building (Burj Dubai, 2625 feet). Note: two different size boxes have been used.
- 7,000 care packages weigh 90,235 pounds, which is equal to 49 Volkswagon Beetle cars.
- The powdered drink mixes included in 7,000 care packages make 27,782 gallons or 296,341 – 12 ounce drinks (42/care package).
- 7,000 packages of Double Stuffed Oreo cookies weighs 7,263 pounds, which is equal to the average weight of 25 NFL defensive linemen. 7,000 packages of Oreos contain 216,000 cookies or 15,120,000 calories.
- 7,000 (double taped – water resistant) care packages require approximately 66 miles of tape.
Praise the Lord for all He has provided through His Saints, and praise the Lord for all our volunteers and supporters who support this FBCN ministry.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.