The occurrence of Covid-19 and two hurricanes did not prevent individuals, groups, churches, schools, organizations, and businesses from packing shoeboxes. These shoeboxes will go to over 150 third world countries to bring cheer and hope.
The West Central La team, (Red River, Sabine, Winn and Natchitoches parishes) collected 13,120 shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child.
The four drop off center totals were as follows:
Red River Parish 2195 shoeboxes
(Martin Church-Susan Longino)
(Calvary in Many – Cherry Wells)
(Mitchell in Converse – Glenna Ott)
(First Baptist Winnfield – Jeanine Ford)
(First Baptist Natchitoches – Brenda Ingram)
Two and half 18-wheelers were packed with 350 cartons with over 5,000 shoeboxes. Mike McConathy and the NSU basketball team, Ragan Kaufman, Mark Dawson and NCHS baseball team, Sheriff Stuart Wright, NPSO deputies and detectives, Louie Bernard, David Stamey, Scooter Perot and family that helped move and load the cartons onto the trucks.
Some countries we are aware that the boxes have been delivered to in 2020 are Mexico, Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Burundi, Madagascar, Republic of Congo, and Ecuador. Wherever they may be delivered we are assured that the hope and love of Jesus will be shared.
Big thanks to all who participated in this ministry. For more information, visit samaritanspurse.org or call Area Coordinator Pansy Guice at 318-471-7160