Webster County packed 5,433 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in 2016


Faye Dewberry dropping off shoeboxes from First Baptist Church of Mathiston to the Webster County Relay Center at FBC Eupora’s Family Life Center.

The Webster County Relay Center at First Baptist Church of Eupora took 306 cartons containing 5,433 shoeboxes to be shipped to needy children throughout the world for Operation Christmas Child.

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Sharing the excitement of Operation Christmas Child Atlanta trip

img_2251 img_2228Reba Thompson shared a slide presentation of Webster County volunteers who traveled to Atlanta, Ga. to help at the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center at today’s JOY Club potluck luncheon.

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A Tale of Two Bettys


Betty Ferguson (denim shirt) and Betty Knight (red sweater) are busy packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child in preparation for National Collection Week.

“The Two Bettys” of North Winona Baptist Church have been hard at work getting ready for this week.

Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week is the third week of November each year, and “The Two Bettys” have been busy. In addition to putting together shoeboxes for North Winona Baptist Church, they are part of the Operation Christmas Child prayer team for Montgomery and Carroll Counties.

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Operation Christmas Child makes an impact



Not only does Mary Purtee want to do all her shopping for “the boys and girls,” she wants them to have some of her favorite toys, as well.

The three-year-old Mary Purtee is an inspiration as First United Methodist Church of Eupora looks to grow their Operation Christmas Child ministry. Mary is proof that this ministry can help teach children about the importance of giving. Continue reading

Sharing their passion for Operation Christmas Child

2015-03-31 12.25.46They are dedicated volunteers and as part of today’s JOY Club potluck lunch, Gerry Hood and Reba Thompson shared their passion for Operation Christmas Child and offered ideas for a variety of projects to make Christmas special for needy children around the world. Gerry Hood shared background about the volunteer organization and what Webster County volunteers were able to raise in 2014, while Reba Thompson shared a slide show of the photos from the trip to the warehouse in Atlanta, Ga. that the two took in December last year (along with the group from First Baptist Church of Mathiston) to pack boxes that were shipped to children around the world. Continue reading

More volunteers share about their OCC trip to Atlanta…


Webster County volunteers and friends working at the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center in Atlanta Dec. 1-3, 2014.

A few friends share their experience working at the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center in Atlanta, Ga. Dec. 1-3, 2014…

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