by Debbie Vanaman
Operation Christmas Child has been a part of our church for almost 20 years and in all that time, there are children around the world who still have not heard the name Jesus. Most of these children live in remote villages and towns in less than desirable conditions.
On June evening, June 3rd, we here at FBC will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from someone who as a child received a shoebox and how that shoebox has impacted his life. I’ve heard stories like this and you will truly be blessed to hear how something that you have packed has impacted a child, a family and even an entire town. We will be having refreshments and a time of fellowship following the service.
For the month of May we will be collecting soap and washcloths. Donation boxes are in Fellowship Hall and in the Welcome Center. Also throughout the year, if we feel so led, we are also asking for monetary contributions to help with shipping the shoeboxes that the youth will be making later this year.
I ask that you pray for this ministry and that its mission of spreading the name of Jesus to children around the world continue to touch young lives through the word of God.