Local church group fills gift boxes

China Baptist Church shares in sending gift filled shoe boxes to children around the world.

Operation Christmas Child is a part of the ministry of Samaritans Purse that delivers shoeboxes filled with school supplies, toys and other gifts to children all over the world. The goal this year is to share with 12 million children these gifts boxes filled and collected in churches and other organizations. Families at China Baptist Church have been filling and donating these shoeboxes for over 15 years. This year they collected and will be donating 33 boxes through the drop off center at Penny Memorial Baptist Church, in Augusta, which is a regional collection point. Every year Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week takes place the third week in November when nearly 5,000 drop-off locations are open across the country.

Some of the children from families who have contributed shoeboxes when the boxes were collected on November 13, in the morning worship service.                                                                Contributed photo

Some of the children from families who have contributed shoeboxes when the boxes were collected on November 13, in the morning worship service. Contributed photo

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