Group sends 31 gift boxes to small children in South and Central America

group of ladies (both young and not so young) from Bethany Baptist Church in Barriere fill shoe boxes

Young volunteers filled the shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse at the Bethany Baptist Church in Barriere on Nov. 15.

Young volunteers filled the shoe boxes for Samaritan’s Purse at the Bethany Baptist Church in Barriere on Nov. 15.

On Nov. 15, a group of ladies (both young and not so young) from Bethany Baptist Church in Barriere, as well as some ladies from the community, gathered together to send gift boxes around the world to small children who otherwise would receive nothing.

The group spent the day filling 29 Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes with school supplies, personal hygiene items, and toys or other small gifts.   An additional two shoeboxes were also dropped off, which brought the total to 31.

Further into the afternoon the shoe boxes were taken to the bus depot for free delivery into Alberta and to the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Child warehouse.  The shoe boxes are then to be forwarded, along with many, many other boxes, to children in South and Central America this year.

After the shoe boxes were all filled and made ready for the bus, those present at the church spent a pleasant half hour over tea and goodies prepared by one of the ladies.

“Thank you so much ladies, for your generosity which has enabled us to fill so many boxes to bless so many children,” said Julia Hetu, coordinator of the project.