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Please join Betty Thompson Esther Circle as they sponsor the OCC shoebox packing party on November 6th.

Join us at 5:30pm for a light dinner and then we will pack Shoeboxes!! Kick off Sunday November 2nd. Shoeboxes will be available for anyone who would like to take them to fill at home. Sunday, November 16th will be the last day to bring in your shoebox before delivery to the collection site. Sunday, November 16th shoeboxes will be blessed and prayed over. OCC Coordinator, Becky Roth Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me not only welcomes me but my Father who sent me. (Mark 9:37 NLT)

The Shoebox Report After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan’s purse-to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. A project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s purse, Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to millions of children in need around the world. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gifts to more than 113 million children in over 150 countries. In 2014, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoeboxes to reach another 10 million children.