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Operation Christmas Child well underway in DeKalb County

From left, leader Amanda Francis, Caitlyn Crook, Ashton Feinstein, Kiley Hughes, Carly Brown and leader, Emily Crook pose with the Operation Christmas Child gift boxes filled with items designated for children in Third World countries.

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cteens of Auburn Baptist Church, Auburntown, prepared 60 gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). A project of Samaritan’s Purse, OCC provides Christmas gift boxes to children in Third World countries. 

Area coordinator Sue Puckett-Jernigan of Indian Creek Baptist Church, Smithville, advised the local goal for 2017 is 3,400 OCC boxes. Having worked in OCC ministry for over seven years, she reports volunteer work is a blessing.  

National collection begins Monday, Nov. 13, and extends through Monday, Nov. 20. Indian Creek Baptist Church, Smithville, is the drop-off center for our area. Hours are Monday thru Friday -6 p ...


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