his year’s goal set at 15,000 Shoe Boxes Kick Off For Operation Christmas Child Program Held September 20

Left to right: Dr. Chris and Paula Sewell,  Operation Christmas Child Program Coordinators are shown with  Regina Randolph, and Cosmin Majors, who were guest speakers for the OCC kickoff last week.

Left to right: Dr. Chris and Paula Sewell, Operation Christmas Child Program Coordinators are shown with Regina Randolph, and Cosmin Majors, who were guest speakers for the OCC kickoff last week.

After reaching their goal for the past several years, including one of more than 12,000 shoe boxes for the Operation Christmas Child program last year, local program coordinators Dr. Chris and Paula Sewell are raising this year’s goal to 15,000 boxes.

As usual, the kickoff held on Tuesday, September 20 at the Jamestown First Baptist Church was very well attended, during which Paula Sewell commented on the program’s success over the years since it began in 2000, and how God used people like her and the other volunteers to reach children around the world.

Mrs. Sewell also spoke about how the success of the program here over the past few years had resulted in expansion of the project each year.

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