by Debbie Vanaman
First of all, I want to thank all of you for your generous support of Operation Christmas Child this year. Your gifts, both of money and items for our shoeboxes, is greatly appreciated. Even during this strange year that we are still living, your support has been awesome.
Now for the month of September we’re going to do something different. What we will be collecting for the month of September is children’s socks. Depending on where you sit on Sunday mornings, that determines what size socks you need to buy. If you sit on the bank side, you are in charge of the two to four-year-old boys and girls. The people who sit in the middle part are responsible for the five to nine-year-old boys and girls. The ones on the college side are responsible for the 10 to 14-year-old boys and girls. If you can’t or would rather not shop, a monetary donation is always acceptable and we’ll do the shopping for you. This is something we’ve never done before and I hope it is successful.
Collection week is getting closer and closer. The dates are November 15th through November 22nd. That’s when the shoeboxes from the area churches and individuals will be collected in our Welcome Center where they will start their journey to a child some place in the world. I will be reaching out to you for help during that week.
Please continue to keep this mission project in your prayers as boxes are constantly being distributed around the world sharing the name of Jesus and the love of God.