A SIMPLE GIFT!!! It's Shoebox time again
A SIMPLE GIFT!!! It’s Shoebox time again. If Franklin Graham’s Shoebox ministry reaches their goal this year, it will mean 100 million shoeboxes have been delivered since 1993 when this ministry began. Butler Countians have been part of this ministry since 1999 and have contributed over 6000 shoeboxes to this cause. We give God all the praise for these open doors. The shoebox is the first step in telling children about Christ. After receiving the shoebox gift, the children are invited to participate in the voluntary Bible Study course produced by Samaritan’s Purse. This is a 12 week study of who Jesus Christ is and what it means to follow Him. Most of these children live in the world’s poorest communities.
Wendy Cardenas, 13 treasured the toys and school supplies she received when a church handed out the shoeboxes where she lives in Nicaragua. A far greater treasure was in store when she heard the gospel and invited Jesus into her heart. “Through this nice gift, I found that the best gift I could ever receive is having Jesus in my life,” she said. Please pray for the child who receives your box, as you pack it.
By going on line, you can actually know your shoebox’s destination. Information and boxes are available at Gasper River Association Office, First Baptist, Drake’s Farm Service, and Morgantown Community Church. MCC is also a processing station and will be staffed to receive filled boxes November 12-18. They may also be left at any of the above locations. If you need further information contact Peggy Drake at 526-3741 or 526-4321. Debbie Young is Butler County’s Coordinator for Samaritan’s Purse and can be reached at 526-5026.