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47 Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes were filled at the Bethany Baptist Church in Barriere

Pastor Vic and Gail Coop standing with the filled shoe boxes.

Pastor Vic and Gail Coop standing with the filled shoe boxes.

A group of 12 individuals gathered together on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Bethany Baptist Church in Barriere, to fill 47 Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes with many items and fun things for children.  The group then ended their volunteer day enjoying tea and goodies. To date, Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child has collected and distributed over 135 million shoebox gifts worldwide. In 2015, Canadians donated more than 730,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for hurting children around the world.