Sunday, November 15th, Bob and Mary Jo Gaines presented the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for dedication at the Sunday morning workshop service at St. John’s UMC. Tucson.
The 2020 Operation Christmas Child boxes from Southern Arizona went to Ecuador, The Philippines as well as Ukraine, Peru an other sensitive countries.
A special “thank you” to everyone who gave so generously to Operation Christmas Child this year. It was a very successful year. Twenty six personally packed shoeboxes, 46 online shoeboxes and 5 early online purchases (test purchases) brought the grand total to 77 shoeboxes in all. With remaining monies donated (not enough to purchase an additional shoebox), two of “The Greatest Journey” (a 12 lesson discipleship program offered to the children receiving shoeboxes) were purchased. All children receiving shoeboxes will receive “The Greatest Gift”, the Gospel story of Jesus.
To God be the Glory!
Bob & Mary Jo Gaines