by Debbie Vanaman
The last decorations have been put away from Christmas (finally) and the cold winter of January is behind us (hopefully) and now it’s time to start thinking about shoeboxes and Operation Christmas Child again. Every day or so I get a Facebook post showing a child somewhere in the world who received a shoebox and the smiles on their faces is priceless. We here at First Baptist have been involved in this ministry for more than 15 years and every year it amazes me that you give so generously to help spread the name of Jesus to children and families around the world and it all starts with filling an empty shoebox.
For the month of February, I will be collecting soap, washcloths, small hairbrushes and combs. Donation boxes will be in Fellowship Hall and in the Welcome Center. As always, I ask that you keep this program in your prayers as the shoeboxes collected last year continue their journey around the world and may God bless each and every one of you.