Chris Carstens, OGTs Inventory Manager, organized a dual Thrivent Action Team event for the OGT home office and warehouse staff and their families in Norfolk, NE on August 20th. We had the opportunity to make a difference by serving the Lord faithfully using our talents to assemble and pack School Kits and Christmas Gift Boxes. This was a great activity from Thrivent to help those in need around the world. We put together 40 School Kits; which have already been included on a shipment to the Republic of Georgia. Once there, the organization ‘Union of Investments & Humanitarian Projects’ located in Mtshketa will distribute them to local kindergarten children. We also assembled 33 Christmas Gift Boxes which will be included in a future shipment. Following the assembly, refreshments were enjoyed by all. If you are a Thrivent member you can apply for an Action Team to receive $250 in seed money to help make hygiene kits, school kits, quilts, and other special projects for OGT to ship to those in need in the US or around the world. Check it out at Thrivent.com. Pictured L to R: Linda Miller, Financial Secretary; Suzie Leffers, Public Relations; Paul Brandt, Assistant Warehouse Manager; Terri Rosenthal, Office Assistant; Grant Schmidt, VP of Operations; Chris Carstens, Inventory Manager; Karen Mangels, International Transportation Director; John Mangels; Bill Begeman, Board Member; Bonnie Begeman, Oliver Begeman, Chris Begeman. Front: Hunter Leffers, Henry Begeman, Daisy Begeman, and Hope Leffers. Not pictured are Doug & Shirley Trampe.