BY MELANIE WADE –
Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has brought joy to millions of children around the world through their Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Each year, local churches gather the boxes filled with needed items and disperse them amongst those who are less fortunate. “Each one is an opportunity for the Gospel,” said a released sent by Operation Christmas Child. “In the hands of local churches, they are tools for evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication.”
Cove First Baptist Church is one such local church that takes part in Operation Christmas Child. They are a ‘relay station’ for Samaritan’s Purse and will receive shoeboxes November 13th – 20th from 9 a.m. – noon and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. each day. There will be Christmas cookies and hot coffee readily available to those who visit the Cove relay station with boxes of goodies. To learn how and what needs to be packed into the shoeboxes, call 580-703-3030 or 870-387-6631.