United States (MNN) — The simple things tend to make people really smile. LifeWay Christian Resources is teamed up with the Southern Baptists to make LifeBox happen.
LifeBox is a project that sends "care packages" filled with simple items like socks, chewing gum, small candies, homemade goodies, and stationary to troops who are fighting the war on terror. They will also receive LifeWay magazine.
LifeBox supplies the spiritual encouragement that Rhonda Buescher, director of LifeWay's magazine and advertising, found out a year-and-a-half ago was wanted. "A captain from Fort Campbell, Ky., contacted the president of LifeWay and asked how his unit in Iraq could receive LifeWay Magazine," Buescher said.
Today, 150 associations, made up of about 4,500 churches are involved in LifeBox. They are sending the boxes in late March so troops will receive them by Easter. "We predict that between 35,000 and 50,000 boxes will be shipped," said Buescher.