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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Recipient will speak in our area

August 25, 2019

People in our area have a wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand a wonderful speaker talking about her receipt of a shoe box as a child! Elena Nicholson was 8 years old when she and her sister were moved from an abusive poverty-stricken home into an orphanage in the former Soviet Union. At the time when she was feeling unloved, she was handed an Operation Christmas Child shoe box gift. It was the first gift she had ever received. With the gift, Nicholson received a booklet, which seemed like an unbelievable fairytale. It said the Creator of the universe loved her. She began to pray, hopeful for a family for her and her sister, a prayer that was answered in 2004 by a loving family in the state of Missouri.

On August 25, Elena Nicholson will be sharing her story as the Operation Christmas Child spokesperson for our area.

The schedule is as follows: 8:15 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Owensville, MO 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church, Belle, MO 2:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Hermann, MO 5:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church, St. James

Following the presentation at First Baptist in Hermann, there will be project leader’s workshops. Following the presentation at First Baptist in St. James, there will be a community shoe box packing party, workshop displays and ice cream!! Come and hear this amazing young lady’s story!! For more information, contact Linda Williams – 573-263-9550


August 25, 2019