Operation Christmas Child!

My wife Melanie is heading up a Four Rivers Church project for Operation Christmas Child. This is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief agency led by Franklin Graham (Billy’s son). Melanie is passionate about this outreach as it gives children overseas who cope with more problems in a single day than most of us will see in a lifetime a chance to smile and to know someone cares. The following is a note from her:

This year I would love to get as many families and River Groups as possible involved in Operation Christmas Child! Operation Christmas Child is a ministry that fills shoe boxes full of gifts for hurting girls and boys overseas. To get started all you need is a shoebox, gift items (either for a girl or boy), and a seven dollar donation (that can be donated on-line or paid by check) to cover shipping. The on-line donors will be given the added bonus of being notified as to where their boxes are sent. Boxes need to be collected back at the Paducah campus by Nov. 13th or taken to designated drop off locations in Paducah (Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center), Metropolis (Immanuel Baptist Church), and Calvert City (Pathway Baptist Church) during Nov. 14th-21st (please visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ for gift ideas/guidelines and drop off locations). Also for more information, or if you need shoe boxes, please see Melanie Watson, e-mail her at melanie.watson@murraystate.edu, or call her at 270-408-4104.”

Thanks in advance for taking the time to show Christ to a child this Christmas!

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