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NATIONAL COLLECTION
WEEK – NOVEMBER
16-23, 2015 – OPERATION
CHRISTMAS CHILD
The Southwest Arkansas
area families,
churches, schools, and
groups are expressing
their Thanksgiving blessings
early, by packing Operation
Christmas Child
shoe boxes for children
around the world living
in extreme poverty or
affected by war, disease,
and natural disaster. For
many of these children, it
will be the first gift they
have ever received.
Our area goal for 2015
is 15,000 shoe boxes! Every
shoe box should be
filled with a “WOW” item –
like a doll, stuffed animal,
or soccer ball – and other
fun toys, school supplies,
hygiene items and notes
of encouragement. You
are encouraged to pray
as you shop for the boxes,
pray as you pack, and
pray for the recipients of
the boxes that you pack.
Operation Christmas
Child is a project of Samaritan’s
Purse an international
Christian relief
organization.
There are two dropoff
sites and one collection
center in Southwest
Arkansas: First Baptist
Church, Ashdown; First
Baptist Church, Horatio;
and the collection center
for the area is First Baptist
Church, Nashville.
“We have so much to be
thankful for here in America.
Most of us have a roof
over our heads, beds with
pillows to sleep on, and
food on our tables. But
for many children living
overseas, tough living
conditions and extreme
poverty have left them
with little hope,” said Beverly
Starr. “It is amazing to
see the joy on children’s
faces when they receive
these gifts. It is a tangible
reminder that they are
loved and not forgotten,
despite their difficult circumstances.”
After being dropped
off at a collection site,
the boxes will be transported
to one of eight
processing centers in the
United States. They will
be inspected to be sure
that there are no inappropriate
items, such as
war related items, liquids,
chocolates, glass, etc.
Then they are packed
in shipping boxes and
make their long journey
overseas, traveling by any
means necessary – boat,
plane, train, elephant, and
even camels – until they
reach the hands of children
in need. In 2015, Operation
Christmas Child
hopes to collect enough
shoe box gifts to reach
more than 11 million children,
with 15,000 coming
from the Southwest Arkansas
area. Since 1993,
the project has delivered
shoe box gifts to more
than 124 million children
in over 150 countries and
territories.
It’s not too late to get
involved, and anyone can
participate in this lifechanging
project for children
around the world.
If you have any questions,
you may contact
Beverly Starr at: starbrite71852@
yahoo.com.
HOURS OF OPERATION
FOR THE NASHVILLE COLLECTION
CENTER
Monday, November 16
– 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November
17 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November
18 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November
19 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, November 20 –
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21
– 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 –
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, November 23
– 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
If these times are not
convenient for you, contact
Beverly Starr and
we will make necessary
arrangements.
HOURS OF OPERATION
FOR HORATIO DROP-OFF
SITE
Monday, November 16
– 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November
17 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November
18 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November
19 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 20 –
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21
– 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 –
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 23
– 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
HOURS OF OPERATION
FOR ASHDOWN DROPOFF
SITE
Monday, November 16
– 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.;
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17
– 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.;
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November
18 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.;
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November
19 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.;
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 20 –
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 2:00
p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November
21 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 –
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 23
– 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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