The West Central LA Operation Christmas Child team, a division of Samaritan’s Purse, is excited to share their 2020 team goal of 15,500 shoe boxes. Last year the team, made of Red River, Sabine, Winn, and Natchitoches Parishes collected 15,252 shoe boxes. The shoe boxes are being delivered this year to over 105 countries including the United States.
Each parish was represented at our first meeting of 2020 led by the new Area Coordinator, Pansy Morgan. The team met to discuss logistics of packing shoe boxes for the upcoming year and that there are no new requirements or changes. Each person in attendance is motivated and dedicated to create a strong network while being sensitive to the leadership in our local churches, schools, and groups that may be managing hard situations in this unusual season.
Shoe boxes should be packed for children between ages 2-14 and you are encouraged to include hygiene items, clothing/shoes, school supplies, toys and a WOW item. Each child receives a booklet with the gospel and is invited to attend the Greatest Journey, a 12-week class on God’s amazing love.
We trust God with the outcomes of our service and believe that the millions of Gospel Opportunities could be collected during National Collection Week, November 16-23, 2020 because of your service. If you would like more information please contact Jeanine Ford 464-0756 or Ciena Thompson 413-0180.
“God declares the end from the beginning. and from long ago what is not yet done, saying my plan WILL take place, and I will do all my will.” Isaiah 46:10
Pictured above are Pansy Morgan, Cherry Wells, Glenna Ott, Brenda Ingram, Sharon Ebarb, Cienna Thompson, Jeanine Ford, Susan Longino. Not pictured Richard Carey, Alyvester Barfield, Frieda Berry, and Helen Antilley.