Operation Christmas Child makes an impact

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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

Local churches are passionate about the Operation Christmas Child ministry

operation_christmas_childWith National Collection Week going on this week, Nov. 17-23, local churches are holding shoebox dedication services and getting all of their boxes ready for shipping. A few local pastors and church members shared why this is an important ministry for their church: Continue reading

Eupora’s Trunk or Treat set for Oct. 31

Trunk or TreatIt’s an occasion where chocolate makes everything better.

The sixth Annual Community Trunk-or-Treat event is set for 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Eupora. Trunks full of candy will be lined up along the “high side” of downtown Eupora for children to trick or treat in a safe, family friendly environment. The event will be held in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Eupora in the event of rain.

Members from each church as well as several businesses, churches and organizations throughout the community will have their vehicles decorated for a “family-friendly” Halloween event. First United Methodist Church of Eupora and Eupora’s First Baptist Church will provide hot dogs and sodas for children attending. Major sponsors for the event include North Mississippi Medical Center, Bank of Kilmichael, Sonic Drive In, Golden Living Center and the City of Eupora. Continue reading

Evangelist from India shares the ministry of Gospel Friends

2014-10-09 12.41.31Rev. Ron McDougald said Ghuna Kumar is the “most bold and yet caring Christian” he has ever met “in terms of sharing the gospel and living it out.”

“Several years ago, I watched as he witnessed to a young waitress in an empty restaurant because he observed her nose piercing and used that as a way to open the door to talk about slavery in India and whose slave she might be,” McDougald said. “He led her to Christ that very night!” Continue reading