Every year Bay City Baptist Awana Club supports Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child. OCC uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love to children in need around the world. The process is pretty amazing. Shoe boxes are filled with a fun toy type item, hygiene items, school supplies, notes of encouragement, as well as the Gospel. They are then sent out around the world, even to some of the most hard to reach countries.
Last year the clubbers were excited they were able to pack 178 boxes and their goal was to exceed that this year. The shoebox packing party was held on Wednesday, November 15 and they didn’t just slightly exceed their record, they increased it by 33%! 237 shoeboxes were packed which means that 237 children will receive the Gospel and will know the love of God. What a great gift the children will be a part of!