Operation Christmas Child kicks off new year, meets with regional coordinator


The West Central La Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child team had their first meeting of the year. The team was honored to have the regional coordinator, Jesse Reimers, attend the meeting and share exciting information for this upcoming year.  

The team includes year round volunteers in the areas of Prayer, Community Relations, Church Relations, and Media. The team is made up of volunteers from Red River, Natchitoches, Sabine, and Winn parishes. The four drop off locations are located at Calvary Baptist Church in Many, Mitchell Baptist Church in Mitchell, Martin Baptist Church in Martin, and First Baptist Church in Winnfield. The Collection  Center is located at First Baptist Church in Natchitoches. 

Shoeboxes are collected each year filled with toiletries, school supplies, clothing, shoes, toys, stuffed animals and a “Wow” item. The shoeboxes are sent to girls and boys from 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14. Each child hears the gospel and receives a book sharing the gospel.  The children are invited to “ The Greatest Journey” which is a 12 lesson bible study sharing the gospel. The shoeboxes are collected the third week in November each year.  The goal this year for the West Central La team is 14,500. If you have any questions or would like more information go to Samaritan’sPurse.com or contact Pansy Morgan at 352-6233

Pictured on front row from left are Cherry Wells, Brenda Ingram, and Freida Berry. On back row are Bill Huggins, Jack Ingram, Glenna Ott, Helen Antilley, Pansy Morgan and Jesse Reimer. Not pictured are Susan Longino, Alvester Barfield, Ciena Thompson, and Jeanine Ford.

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