From press reports
Operation Christmas Child is in full swing in Winston County.
“Let’s get started working on our boxes,” said the committee
Operation Christmas Collection Week is November 18- 25, 2013. Be prepared; pack a shoebox for a child in need of love and hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Operation Christmas Child Material will be available at Penny’s from Heaven and Winston Baptist Association.
Anyone may contact Penny Crowson, Audrey Richardson, Donna Kaye Thomas, Vickie Chambliss, Mary Ann Yates or Daphne Partridge for material.
If you have any questions, persons may call Mary Ann Yates at 662-773-7639.
Many local churches have chosen to participate in the county if anyone’s church would like to participate please contact any of the committee members.
In the summer of 1973, Bob Pierce met his eventual successor, an adventurous young student named Franklin Graham with a growing heart for world missions. Intrigued by his many stories from the field, Franklin began to spend more and more time with the seasoned Christian statesman. In 1975, he accompanied Bob on a life-changing tour of some of the world’s neediest mission fields. Franklin saw the poverty of pagan religions and the utter despair of the people they enslave. God had captured his heart for missions and Operation Christmas Child grew.