Operation Christmas Child volunteers hold first 2019 meeting

The West Central La team for Operation Christmas Child had their first team meeting for 2019. Beth Martin, area coordinator, gave a praise report for the 2018 results. The West Central La Team (Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Winn Parish) collected 14,333 shoeboxes in 2018. This commitment made by churches, groups, organizations, schools, individuals and community is making the following possible:

* 14,333 lost children are hearing about Jesus’ love for them

* 14,333 lost children are being given the opportunity to accept Jesus as their personal Savior.

* 14,333 families are hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ. (Each shoebox impacts an average of 10 people)

* Thousands will be added to the Kingdom of God

*Shoeboxes are going where missionaries cannot and reaching people untouched by the Gospel.

*Joy, hope, and eternal life are being offered to needy children in desperate situations

*Churches are being started

Your West Central Year-Round-Volunteers have already been praying, meeting, and planning for shoebox collections in 2019. The goal for WCLA in 2019 is 15,000 Shoeboxes. Several area OCC events are being planned such as a Full Circle Speaker, Prayer Events, Project Leader Workshops, and a Kickoff event. Information will be made available before each event. Your continued partnership with Operation Christmas Child is vital to demonstrating Jesus’ love in a tangible manner to hurting children and their families around the world.

For more information about this ministry call the Collection Center Coordinator, Brenda Ingram at 318-471-9415

Pictured above, sitting from left, are Cienna Thompson, Cherry Wells, Tonia Cates, and Helen Antilley. Standing are Freida Berry, Jack Ingram, DeWayne Martin, Jeanine Ford, Susan Longino, Brenda Ingram, Virginia Crossno, Beth Martin and Sharon Ebarb.