The Vinton Messenger

Lynn Haven Baptist serves as relay station for Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Haven Baptist Church in Vinton serves as a relay center to accept gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, which are delivered to children in need around the world who might not otherwise receive gifts. Nancy Bowser (left) coordinates the project at Lynn Haven along with Shirley Hall (right). Sue McMillan (center) makes girls’ dresses with dolls in the pockets to send, along with stuffed Teddy bears and frogs. Other church members make fleece scarves and crocheted hats.
Lynn Haven Baptist held a “packing party” on November 11 to prepare shoeboxes of gifts for delivery to Salem Baptist and then on to Samaritan’s Purse headquarters in Boone, to eventually be distributed around the world.

Once again Lynn Haven Baptist Church in Vinton is serving as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child is an international project sponsored by the Samaritan’s Purse organization that sends gift-filled shoeboxes around the world to children…

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