Forest Baptist Church gets ready for Operation Christmas Child

Kelowna church expects thousands of Operation Christmas Child donations

Samaritan's Purse is a worldwide effort to fill shoe boxes to send to kids in need around the world.

Last year, Samaritan's Purse collected 9.1 million shoeboxes packed with children's gifts for children suffering overseas from poverty, famine, war, disease, natural disasters and famine.

The Williams community is joining tens of thousands of US families to make an impact in the lives of children in need.

"The first distribution site, I just cried", she said.

She brought the idea to Christian Unity Church in Grafton, and started packing boxes with the youth group.

Nancy Morrison, Drop Off Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child in Rapid City, says, "It's such an honor to serve in such an unbelievable organization".




This week, a Kelowna church is collecting those gifts as part of Operation Christmas Child. "We are hoping to have, and praying to have, another 12 million boxes going out".

McGlone and friends shopped for a boy and girl age 2 to 4, along with two more boxes for a boy and girl age 5 to 9. While there, she saw a woman crying tears of joy after her four children received shoe boxes filled with school supplies.

It was a tower of shoeboxes at Jack Kemp Community School as students helped out with Operation Christmas Child.

The collection officially began Monday and will come to a close Sunday in order to prepare the boxes for shipping. They will not know where this year's collection goes until the spring.

First Baptist Church of Tarboro at 605 N. Main St. will accept deliveries from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16 and 17, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 and 10 a.m.to noon Nov. 20. Gifts could include toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. "Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language". Additionally, individuals or families who want to participate but are unable to provide enough for a box can donate individual gifts to the church.

Klosterbuer doesn't know where this year's collection of boxes will end up.

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