This morning when I walked into the Fellowship Hall in our church, my nose sensed a very familiar aroma, a good scent, and a smell that is associated with a very fond memory. It was the smell of shoe boxes filled with soap (hence the fragrance) and other items for kids around the world which will be sent through Operation Christmas Child. The CRUX Student Ministries will be heading to the O.C.C. warehouse over the Thanksgiving break to help to process these and many other boxes. The entire warehouse smells like these shoe boxes and each trip is filled with memories. And, each year I am reminded that a shoe box is all some kids get for Christmas. This will be our 14th year going to Charlotte, NC. Below is a video about how a shoe box helped one small girl.