Over 1300 shoeboxes collected
Linda Burnham, Operation Christmas Child Coordinator, reported that a total of 1382 shoebox gifts were collected from the DeQuincy area. Of that total 187 were supplied by First Baptist Church of DeQuincy which has served as the drop off location for many years.
An earthly package has an eternal impact! As shoebox gifts are distributed throughout the world, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language.
The community will impact many children this year once these shoeboxes reach their destination.