Operation Christmas Child 2022

by Debbie Vanaman

First off, thank you so much for your continued support of Operation Christmas Child. You will never know how many lives have been changed through your shoeboxes.

This year will bring a change to shoeboxes here at FBC. After 20 years of being the drop off leader here at FBC, I am stepping down from this role. It has become increasingly difficult to do this job as well as do my duties as church secretary. But never fear, I will still be actively involved in shoeboxes but not be in charge. I prayed for guidance in making this decision after collection week last year and God has placed another person to fill this position and it is our own Tracy Salango. Tracy will be starting her training soon to step into this role and in a month or two, she will be up to full speed. Tracy and I will be working together on shoeboxes this year and I will still be asking for donations each month and hopefully have a packing party in November to fill the boxes with what we have collected.

Speaking of collecting boxes, God has put on my heart to raise our number to 125 boxes. This means 25 more blessings from FBC to children around the world. So keep on shopping, even if it’s not what we’re collecting each month. For the month of February, we will be collecting bar soap and washcloths. A large box is in Fellowship Hall for your donations. As always, I thank you for your prayers and support of OCC.