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Operation Christmas Child Kick Off

Date: September 5, 2014 - September 7, 2014
Event Description It's time to kick off Operation Christmas Child in the South Arkansas Area. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse. Shoe boxes are filled with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. Kick-Off weekend is September 5-7 in the South Arkansas Area. We have the privilege of hosting Livia Satterfield, a full circle story. Livia lived in a Romanian orphanage. In sharp contrast to the lack of love and care from the orphanage attendants and fellow orphans, she vividly remembers the change, through a simple shoe box gift, that came into her life at the age of 12. Five years after, Livia was adopted by a family in Georgia. Since 2005 Livia has been promoting Operation Christmas Child, and in 2010 she traveled back to Romania to share the love of Jesus with children in Romanian orphanages and poor villages through a shoebox. While in our area, Livia will be speaking in several schools, churches and at the Camp Fire House in El Dorado. She will also be sharing her story at the Shoe Box Summit for the South Arkansas Area, Sunday, September 7th at 2 pm. The Summit will be held at the Area Collection Center located at Immanuel Baptist Church, 701 South West Ave. in El Dorado. Livia?s schedule is listed below; please feel free to attend any or all of the events. For more information about the weekend schedule call 870-862-4264. 2014 National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 17-24. The goal for the South Arkansas Area is 53,000 shoe box gifts. Please join the global effort to send shoe box gifts to 10 million children in more than 150 countries. For more information contact the Area Collection Center in El Dorado at 870-862-4264 or go to www.samaritanspurse.org. Friday,September 5 7:30 am ~ Radio Interview with James York of South Arkansas Matters on KLBQ 10 am ~ Drew Central, Monticello, School Assembly 2:15 pm ~ Parkers Chapel School Assembly 3:45 pm ~ Camp Fire House in El Dorado, AR Saturday, September 6 10 am ~ 1st Baptist Church, Crossett, AR Sunday, September 7 10:15 am ~ Immanuel Morning Worship 2 pm ~ Shoe Box Summitt - Immanuel FLC 6 pm ~ Maple Avenue Baptist Church, Smackover, AR

Event Location El Dorado, Crossett, Monticello and Smackover
Contact Information
Vicki Pepper, Area Coordinator for Operation Christmas Child 870-862-4264 or 870-918-5479
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