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CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX MINISTRY

c/o Harlin & Karen Knight

331 Redden's Camp Road, Farmerville, LA  71241

Home Phone (318) 368 - 0173; Karen's Cell - 318-267-4788 

 

"Spreading the Love and Message of God One Shoebox at a Time"

 

Dear Friends,

 

Hello, Yes, it is that time already!  Time to start planning for this year's Christmas Shoebox Ministry Mission Trip. Yes, there has been a few changes in our lives but we feel we are doing what God would have us to do and we are where God has lead us. We are no longer members at Sardis Baptist Church, but are now members of Rock Corner Baptist Church.  Harlin and I have purchased a shop building that we will be using for the ministry. So, if you get your boxes ready and need to get them out of your way, you can call us and we will make arrangements to get them.  The new address is 10614 Hwy 33, Farmerville, LA. This is located 5 driveways past Sardis Church Road on the right if you are coming from Farmerville, and is before you get to Sardis Church Road on the left if you are coming from Ruston. We will have signs. If you can't find it just give me a call and I will help you get there.

I know a lot of you have already been busy making boxes and collecting items. Please know how much we appreciate your support each year. This ministry would not be possible without all of you! This year we will be leaving on November 25 and return December 1st.  Anyone is welcome to follow along and become a part of this year's trip. Please let me know as soon as possible, so that I can get you the information you will need.

 

The collection dates for this year will be

Thursday, November 2nd from 10 AM until 6 PM and   Friday, November 3rd from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

Please Note: Collection Address is:

10614 Hwy 33, Farmerville, La

There will be signs.

 

The DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 3rd!

It is very important to have these boxes turned in to us by this date. We have a lot of sorting and packing them to do before we can go. Thank You very much to each of you for your faithful participation each year. Your faithful prayers and participation is what keeps this ministry going each year.

God Is Always Faithful!

 If this is new to you, please let me explain. We collect shoebox size Christmas gifts to deliver to the Native American Children on Indian Reservations in New Mexico and Arizona and Colorado.  We work through the San Juan Baptist Association and the local Native American churches in this area to know where to deliver these boxes to. It doesn't have to be a shoebox any box will be ok. We just ask for them not to be to large due to space for transporting them.      

Also, we collect money to purchase flour, beans and cooking oil, which is their staple food, to give to the families at the churches. We have discovered the last few years that there is a great need for food on the reservation.  It is hard to believe that within the United States, the land of plenty, there is a third world nation.  Every night roughly 16% of children in New Mexico go to bed without knowing if they will eat the next day. So, each year we purchase 20-pound bags of Blue Bird flour, 15-pound bags of pinto beans and a bottle of cooking oil. The average cost of a set of 1 of each of these items is around $25.00.

 

 1 John 3:17 & 18 But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?  My little children let us not love in word or tongue, but in deed and in truth.

 

You can become a part by praying for this ministry, and the Native American people; by preparing shoebox gifts, donating money for food for the families, donating money for fuel to deliver these gifts, donating coats and winter clothing, blankets, or school supplies or any other item we may not have thought of.  If you would like to just collect items, we will make the boxes. We will be collecting bags of candy to make individual candy bags to pass out to children if you would like to collect some candy.

 This ministry would not be possible without the support of all the churches and individuals who have participated. We appreciate the response that you have given us over the past years. Gifts can be given individually or as a church project. God is really using this in numerous ways other than to give a gift to someone in need. This ministry is enabling us to share Christ, which is what we all need more than any gift anyone can give.

 

Please make your boxes for one of the following age groups:

And wrap the box securely and mark them on the outside 

 BOYS:  Birth to 1 Year; 2-4 Years; 5-7 Years; 8-10 Years; 11-14 Years; 15 Years and Up

GIRLS:  Birth to 1 Year; 2-4 Years; 5-7 Years; 8-10 Years; 11-14 Years; 15 Years  and Up 

 

Please try to deliver during one of these days we have scheduled. If you get your boxes ready before this time and need to bring them to us, please let me know and we will make arrangements for you to do so.

 

Thank You for your participation! We can't do this on our own; it is such a success because of you and all your participation. This year will be the 23rd year for this ministry. We appreciate all of you for your donations throughout these years; it would not have been possible without your support and prayers! God has traveled with us and continues to bless us more each year!

 

Thank You and May God Bless you in your Missions Efforts!

Harlin & Karen Knight

And many others! 

For more information, please contact Harlin or Karen Knight, 331 Reddens Camp Road, Farmerville, LA  71241; Phone (318) 368-0173 or cell (318) 267-4788.

Please make your checks payable to the Christmas Shoebox Ministry.