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Birthdays are a Wonderful Way to Honor Each Volunteer

Castle Rock’s tradition is to celebrate each volunteer’s birthday with their choice of treats. Some have ice cream floats, some cakes, some pies and yes even pineapple upside down cake. Here Audrey had fresh “Sticky Buns”, hot sausage & egg. We have this wonderful “chef”, “baker”, Karen who provides all the treats, not only for…

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Fun and Fellowship Packing OGT Christmas Boxes

Karen Mangels, international transportation director and Chris Carstens, inventory manager organized a Thrivent Action Team event which included other OGT staff and family to make OGT Christmas Gift Boxes. Each staff member brought items for the gift boxes and the Thrivent seed money purchased additional needed items. It was a fun and rewarding project for…

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Thank You Thrivent Members

Thank You Thrivent Members! YOU designated a total of $430,153.00 Choice Dollars to Orphan Grain Train this past fiscal year which ended March 31, 2018! Your Choice Dollars will serve thousands of children and families in desperate need in the US and worldwide. We feel humbled and blessed by this and “Thank You” for choosing…

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Thank You, You Are Such a Blessing

Central Nebraska Branch would like to celebrate their energetic and dedicated volunteers for National Volunteer Month. Branch manager Dick Troester shared this “We are blessed to have so many who give their time to be a blessing to others in Christ’s name.” Pictures include some of the volunteers at Central Nebraska Branch in Grand Island.

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To Our Amazing Volunteers ‘Thank You’

Iowa West Branch in Ida Grove would like to rejoice and say ‘Thank You’ to their dedicated, hard-working and wonderful volunteers! April is National Volunteer Month and the heart of Orphan Grain Train is our volunteers. The first picture is some of the volunteers that help to sort, pack and load shipments regularly. The next…

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Farmer’s Pride Co-Op Event To Help OGT

Farmers Pride Cooperative of Battle Creek, NE had their holiday party which included a packing event for OGT. The employees and families packed 129 disaster relief kits consisting of personal care products for volunteers or families to use during domestic disaster relief efforts. Thank you Farmers Pride employees and families for supporting the missions of…

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OGT Staff and Family Enjoy Thrivent Action Event

OGT’s Director of International Transportation Karen Mangels arranged for the office, warehouse staff and family to do a Thrivent Action Team event making hygiene kits after work Monday February 19th. It was a great time of service, fellowship, prayer, and snacks which included 16 people completing 17 boxes of 126 hygiene kits!

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OGT Mission Shared in Sioux Falls

On Sunday, January 21 Karen Mangels OGT’s Director of International Shipping spoke about the ministry of OGT to Zion Lutheran Church congregation in Sioux Falls, SD. Rev. Jenina Gatnoor with Gaat’s Kid African Mission was also there and will soon be receiving shipments from OGT in Ethiopia. OGT donated 2 bags of sports equipment (10…

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