|Civitans ship off their shoeboxes|
|Written by News Desk|
|Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:45|
Photo: (L-R) Lissa Monroe, Katherine Lantz, Melissa Enfinger, Lydia Broadway and Renee Lantz get ready to load up the packages for the Millbrook Civitan Club’s delivery of Operation Christmas Child goodies.
Photo: Special to The Indy
By BRIAN HODGE
The Millbrook Civitan Club recently collected 25 shoeboxes of goodies from its own members and others from the general public for Operation Chirstmas Child. The program provides a shoebox, usually containing small toys, crayons, even hard candy to needy or orphaned children in other countries.
Each box is accompanied with a spiritual message provided by Samaritan's Purse, the organization that administers Operation Chirstmas Child.
Anya Johnson of Millbrook shared her story with The Independent a few weeks ago. As a 9-year old orphan in Russia Anya received a gift box through Operation Christmas Child. Anya said she felt bitter and distant from God. But her attitude changed after receiving the unexpected gift from strangers. Inside was a toy doll that Anya named Hope. Now a grown woman Anya says she still has Hope.
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