Christmas Child Update

By Brenda Ingram

The West Central La team for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child met to discuss ways to provide resources and information to spread the Gospel. Representatives of area parishes met at First Baptist Church in Natchitoches on August 15th for the planning session.

Natchitoches, Winn, Red River and Sabine Parish will be filling shoeboxes with toiletries, toys, school supplies, prayer and love to send to over 160 countries. The goal this year for the West Central La team is to collect 17, 055 shoeboxes during National Collection Week, November 14-21. The members are Jeanine Ford, Helen Antilley, Brenda Ingram, Vanessa Birdwell, Cherry Weeks, Ciena Thompson, Glenna Ott, Candy Bedgood, Bill Huggins, Freida Berry, Alvester Barfield, Susan Longino, Dovie Beard. For more information go to or call Susan Longino at 663-4769.

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