Operation Christmas Child is celebrating its 20-year anniversary and the delivery of 100 million shoeboxes.
Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide children’s project of Samaritan’s Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved and not forgotten.
The local event, hosted by the Conway Operation Christmas Child Relay Center Team, is on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, 1051 Hogan Lane, Conway.
This event will include speakers and videos of the story of OCC (who the group is and how it got where it is), “The Journey of a Shoebox,” “Shoebox Impact Stories,” “How to Pack a Box,” “What is New with OCC” and the 2013 Goals.
Supplies and resources will be available. Also, there will be opportunities to meet other OCC participants and share ideas.
Lunch will be provided. Please invite your family, friends, pastor, group, church or co-workers to join the group. Call Dawn Wilson at 501-269-0434 with the number attending from your group.
For more information about Operation Christmas Child go to www.samaritanspurse.org.