Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes spreads hope to many children

Shoeboxes full of hope and God’s amazing Love were collected in Winn, Red River, Sabine and Natchitoches Parish and sent to over 150 counties. These shoeboxes were filled with school supplies, hygiene items, clothes and shoes, toys, soccer balls and a stuff animal and sent to children who will receive a gift for the very first time. First Baptist in Natchitoches was the collection center where 15,232 shoeboxes were collected. These shoeboxes were packed into 949 cartons and placed in three 18 wheelers and sent to the new permanent processing center in Dallas. Natchitoches Parish collected 7,012 shoeboxes from individuals, schools, organizations, and churches. A great big thank you for all who participated. To become involved in 2020 checkout Samaritan’s Purse.org.