My church wrapped up its yearly missions conference tonight. One of the things we do every year is contribute a number of shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child, the yearly evangelistic/charitable project of Samaritan's Purse.
Imagine staring at this for an entire church service. That's what 2,147 of those boxes looks like, stacked into piles and walls in any available free space at the front of the church auditorium. It makes you dizzy. (But not as dizzy as finding out that one couple provided 500 of the things!)