‘Bear’ ministry makes an impact for Operation Christmas Child


2014-11-13 09.30.45This year, over 2,500 homemade bears will be a special gift for special children around the world.

The bear ministry at Lollar’s Grove Baptist Church will provide 2,500 bears this year to be used in shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child ministry through Samaritan’s Purse International. With Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week held each year the week before Thanksgiving, volunteers have been working hard to finalize and pack the bears. Ministry volunteers will take the bears on their trip to the Southeast Regional Collection Center in Atlanta, Ga. The week after Thanksgiving, local volunteers will use the bears to help fill Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes that may not be completely full. Continue reading

FBC Eupora prepares for Operation Christmas Child 2014


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Daisy Lollar is sharpening pencils that will be placed in shoeboxes at First Baptist Church of Eupora for Operation Christmas Child. FBC Eupora church members have been collecting items throughout the year in preparation for National Collection Week set for Nov. 16-22. FBC Eupora will hold a shoebox dedication service on Nov. 9. FBC Mathiston will serve as the Webster County Collection Center again this year. For more information about Operation Christmas Child, go to http://www.samaritanspurse.org.

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Shellie Herring, Reba Thompson and Dianne McGarr are working to pack some of the boxes that will be donated through Operation Christmas Child.

See these photos in the October 29, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/10/30/operation-christmas-child/