OSC Christmas For The Troops 2015

Handmade Christmas stockings for the troops

Our hand crafted Christmas stockings for the troops were decorated by Laverne, Laura and Lauren Paul. Sixty stockings sent in all. Amazing work by some amazing ladies. Thank you and God bless!

It’s was a very Merry Christmas care packing celebration at our 103rd packing session for the troops!

Our 107 boxes from November 28, 2015 packing session were placed on Santa’s sleigh for delivery to our deployed soldiers for Christmas. The care packages have begun to arrive to their destinations in Iraq, Afghanistan, E. Africa, Korea, Kosovo and Kuwait.  We are pleased that they are arriving just in time for the holiday since there are lots of goodies inside to certainly make our soldiers feel our love from home.

The shipment weighed in at 1,177 pounds with a total cost of $3,643.00. We included 107 tracts, 100 Christian magazines , 425 Christmas cards and letters.

Lots of hard work went into this OSC 13th Christmas shipment.

Mrs. Davison’s First Baptist Academy (FBA) 5th grade class sent their final care packages for the soldier they adopted who is serving in Afghanistan.  The students collected all of the items and packed up their boxes. Their soldier is definitely being blessed this Christmas. A big shout out goes out to both Mrs. Davison and all of her students — we appreciate all that you’ve done in November and December for OSC!

As the saying goes “The more the merrier!” Well Mrs. Crossan’s FBA class certainly did add more Merry Christmas cheer to our care packing by collecting goodies which were sent along to 12 of the troops on our OSC list this month. We know that these extra items will put a big smile on 12 soldiers faces. Well done Mrs. Crossan’s class!

Soldier cards

Mrs. Works FBA class created 125 Christmas cards and Thank You cards/letters that were included with this packing. They did a FANTASTIC job! I can’t thank you enough for making this shipment extra special. Soldier Christmas Card

An extra 300 Christmas cards were provided by several Adult Bible & Life Groups from First Baptist Church. Many thanks to the BLG’s involved this year, and thank you Angela Kniep who spearheaded the Christmas card project for our soldiers.

Hand crafted Christmas cards for soldiers

Each Christmas care package also contained a Dog Tag Bakery canister filled with delicious brownies. The canisters were purchased and donated by an FBCN church member. I know the aroma of brownies is certain to warm the hearts of the troops as they open their boxes.  OSC is grateful for the donation and extra cheer this year! Thank you!

The Dog Tag Bakery is located in Washington, D.C.  More information about them and their mission can be found here http://www.dogtagbakery.com/page/mission

It has been a wonderful year.  Shipment after shipment we have been blessed in so many ways by so many caring people who have helped the OSC Ministry continue its mission to support the troops.  I thank you all for being the hands and feet of Christ and His love to the men and women who serve our country and who fight for our freedoms day in and day out.

May God bless you all in return for your time, generosity, prayers and support this year. I give praises to God and thanks to you! Now that’s something to celebrate! Amen.

Wishing all our troops both near and far and all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



The Dog Tag Bakery

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