Officials of the Operation Christmas Child in this area are pictured above. From left to right are Patsy Kitchings, Drop Off Coordinator at Martin Baptist for Red River Parish, Beth Martin area coordinator, Tonia Cates, Drop Off Coordinator in Sabine parish at Mitchell Baptist and Susan Longino church relation team member in Red River parish.
Brenda Ingram reports, “West Central La Operation Christmas Child Countdown was a tremendous success. All five drop off centers were represented.” The drop off center for Red River Parish is Martin Baptist Church. Other centers are Natchitoches parish at Westside Baptist Church, Sabine Parish are at Calvary Baptist and our new Drop Off Mitchell Baptist in Converse, and Winn Parish is at First Baptist.
Shoeboxes will be collected the third week in November at each of these drop off centers. More information about Operation Christmas Child can be found at www.samaritanspurse.org or by calling Susan Longino at 318-663-3990.