'Tis the season for giving thanks and for thinking about giving Christmas gifts for children. Our families, children, and youth have participated in creating Christmas shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse in years' past, and this year the effort was supported by many more families and individuals in our parish. Through the combined effort by our members, as well as the support of our Outreach Team, we were able to contribute 57 filled shoeboxes to the annual campaign!
Individuals and families enjoyed shopping for items to fill each shoebox, as well as our Children's Associate who purchased items from your financial donations so that our children on Wednesday evening could fill 12 boxes. Before the boxes left our church, Fr. Reid and Kathy Hulin prayed over all the boxes for God's blessing and protection.
Some donors are signed up to track their package through Samaritan's Purse, so we look forward to hearing about where they go. Samaritan's Purse sends the shoeboxes to designated locations around the globe where they minister, and we pray for God to be glorified in all that is done.