by Debbie Vanaman
It’s not enough to do something … it’s time for us to do something … and now is the time. Children around the world need to know that someone cares for him or her and we here at First Baptist have done a great job in the past. Operation Christmas Child is one way the gospel of Jesus is spread around the world by giving a child a shoebox filled with all kinds of goodies, school supplies and hygiene items that they can use and often times share with their family.
During the month of October, you are being asked to bring small toys such as dolls, balls, flashlights, hand-held games and personal hygiene items such as soap, wash clothes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs and hairbrushes but remember nothing liquid. There are collection boxes both in the sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall.
Collection week in November is quickly approaching and I will definitely need help that week. Due to my recent surgery, I can’t do some of the manual work that goes along with collection week. So if you can help, please call me in the church office. Your help, as always, is greatly appreciated. Please keep this program in your prayers as we gear up for another great collection time.