Operation Christmas Child: Help Children Have A Happy Holidays

Kelowna church expects thousands of Operation Christmas Child donations

Kelowna church expects thousands of Operation Christmas Child donations

Forest Park Baptist Church will continue to collect shoe boxes filled with goodies until November 20th and while there's still a lot of work to be done, it's worth it in the end.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an worldwide Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham.

One local church has teamed up with an global organization to share the gift of Christmas.

"The joy and excitement the kids have on their faces is just priceless you can't just put any words to it, sometimes it's the only gift a child has ever received", said central drop off collection coordinator, Leigh Bump.

So they can be delivered to these smiling faces across the globe.

Franklin Graham, who heads the Samaritan's Purse ministry, presents an Operation Christmas Child box to a child during a trip to Asia. In 2017, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach 12 million children, with 15,875 coming from the Bowling Green, KY Area Team. "We know that they are given the story of Jesus with the boxes".

Operation Christmas Child exists "to show God's love through a simple message of a shoebox", Huffman said. Local collection of the Christmas boxes is underway through Monday at Unity Baptist Church's multi-purpose building.

Butch Jones ousted at Tennessee
Jones was 0-13 at Tennessee against teams ranked in the top ten - and the Vols were outscored 491 to 183 in those 13 games. Hoke has a 78-70 combined record as a head coach, and he went 11-2 and reached the Sugar Bowl in his first year at MI .

Huerta said she would encourage students of all ages to get involved. Also, the gift does not need to be wrapped; but if it is, the lid should be wrapped separately so it can be removed easily for inspection.

"This year it's going to secure areas, so they can not tell us", she said.

Following this presentation, Parker-Moore said each child will be handed a box and then on the count of three, every child will be able to open their box and explore the goodies inside.

Today: 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.

Candie said she's expecting at least 100 boxes to be sent to those in need from area residents.

Operation Christmas Child also has boxes that volunteers can build and purchase online.

After collecting just under 22,000 shoeboxes last year, Parker-Moore said their goal is to collect 25,000 among the 11 sites during this year's National Collection Week.

Recommended News

  • Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

    Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

    Asked if he could see himself being friends with Kim, Trump said: "That might be a odd thing to happen but it's a possibility". South Korean soldiers ride on an armored vehicle during a South Korea/United States combined training exercise at the U.S.
    Italy out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

    Italy out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!

    There are two possible narratives as Italy prepare for their World Cup date with destiny against Sweden in Milan on tonight. And elimination would nearly certainly mean goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon playing his final competitive global .
    Taylor Swift's 'reputation' operates as a catchy Burn Book

    Taylor Swift's 'reputation' operates as a catchy Burn Book

    The highlight tracks on the album are "Getaway Car" and "Gorgeous". "Swift first performed her upbeat second single, ". Ready for It? " off of " Reputation ", complete with backup dancers, a fog machine, and electronic dance track.
  • Marriage equality: Australia votes 'Yes' in postal survey

    Marriage equality: Australia votes 'Yes' in postal survey

    Yes voters have their fingers crossed the polls are accurate and not some Brexit or Trump-style aberration. It will be supported by Labor and the Greens even though the minor party plans to present amendments.
    Researchers claim they've hacked Apple's FaceID technology in a week

    Researchers claim they've hacked Apple's FaceID technology in a week

    The company may have purposefully done a poor job setting up Face ID so it was easier to trick, which would discredit the results. Bkav wrote in its blog that the efforts involved to fool the Face ID would make it incredibly hard to compromise casual users.
    Study finds sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, researchers 'surprised'

    Study finds sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, researchers 'surprised'

    Just 34 out of the 4,557 heart failures inspected happened amid or inside one hour of sex and 32 of those influenced were men. According to the American Heart association , fewer than 10% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests survive.
  • Bombardier clinches $1bn order from EgyptAir

    Bombardier clinches $1bn order from EgyptAir

    Cromer said both sales had already being under negotiation and were not the result of the Airbus venture. Bombardier has won a major order for its C Series aircraft from EgyptAir, worth at least $1bn.

    Some iPhone X displays have 'nasty green line' problems

    Few Apple iPhone X users are reporting a unusual green colour vertical strap on their Apple iPhone X (permanent). Both the 64GB and 256GB versions have been affected and this is the same for both Silver and Space Grey devices.
    Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 revealed - TMNT join the fight

    Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 revealed - TMNT join the fight

    The reveal trailer does not show any gameplay sample yet, so it is hard to say how the action is with having all four characters. Although not as popular as the Turtles , Atom and the Enchantress are decent choices as well.
  • Super Mario Getting Animated Film From Illumination Entertaiment

    Super Mario Getting Animated Film From Illumination Entertaiment

    With the Despicable Me and Minions films being pretty good , there is hope that this Mario film might turn out rather well. The report also reveals that, after negotiating for almost a year, the parties are close to reaching a deal with Nintendo.
    Mall Of America Stabbing: Robber Knives 2, Suspect In Custody

    Mall Of America Stabbing: Robber Knives 2, Suspect In Custody

    According to local reports, one person was stabbed in the back, another was stabbed multiple times. When confronted, he stabbed a man he had tried to rob and another in his party, police said .
    We'll Buy Arms From Russia, Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte Tells Vladimir Putin

    We'll Buy Arms From Russia, Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte Tells Vladimir Putin

    The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said Trump arrived in Manila at 5:45 p.m. But Vietnam's trade surplus remains an irritant for the Trump administration.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.