by Debbie Vanaman
It’s hard to think about Christmas when the temperatures are up in the 90’s and the humidity is unbearable but that’s just what we need to do. Children around the world receive these shoeboxes not just at Christmas time but all throughout the year and your contributions will go a long way towards making a child’s life just a little bit better. Your response so far has been nothing short of over-whelming and for that I thank you.
For the months of July and August we will be collecting school supplies such as pens, pencils, markers, crayons and small note pads and coloring books (emphasis on the word small please). Collection boxes for these items are located in the Welcome Center and also in Fellowship Hall. Also if you have any extra empty shoeboxes, they are needed as well and can be left in the church office.
Collection week this year is November 14th through November 21st. Please mark these dates in your calendar as I will need lots and lots of help during that week. As I always ask you, please continue to keep this program in your prayers as shoeboxes are distributed to children around the world helping to spread the name of Jesus Christ.