St. John’s participated in Operation Christmas Child 2019
Bob & Mary Jo Gaines coordinated the collection of the Shoe Boxes. Fifty-nine Shoe Boxes were assembled by members of the congregation as part of a Project of Samaritan’s Purse. After deciding to assemble a box for a girl or a boy, the age group of 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 years of age needed to be decided. The Shoe Box was the assembled following specific guidelines provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Additionally, each assembler was asked to pray for the child receiving the Shoe Box gift. The Shoe Boxes were dedicated by Pastor Ivan Schwenn at a Sunday morning worship service.