The journey continues…

From receipt and blessing (see “Shoeboxes Everywhere”), the shoeboxes go off to the GU / KT processing centre in Peasmarsh, Guildford, either by car…

loaded! … or van.
unloading



They’re sorted and stacked into “boys” and “girls”

stacked

before the boys’ boxes have to be taken upstairs…
upstairs


They’re checked, and sealed,
checking

and then crated up ready for onward transport to an export warehouse in Tonbridge or Chelmsford.
crated


17,000 so far this year 9 days into the operation, with about 20,000 expected thisyear – and that’s just the KT and GU postcode areas!

At the export centre they’re packed into containers or lorries for transport to wherever in the world God is sending them… Central Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Turkey etc.

TSB
We’ll follow the journey soon as we see them being distributed to the children in Serbia – so finally here’s TSB – Team Serbia Bear – check back soon when we hope he’ll have a name.

Our Theme for 2017

‘‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Matthew 25:40