Community supports Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child brought people in Appomattox County to the Liberty Baptist Church shoebox dropoff location last week.

“Can I pray with you over your boxes?” Susanne Wood asked two ladies who dropped off a collection of shoeboxes from Pamplin. She beckoned to her fellow volunteers togather around the shoeboxes. Everyone bowed their heads and closed their eyes in reverence, realizing that this was more than a collection of ordinary shoeboxes “I thank you for Margie and Mary, for bringing in these boxes,” Susanne Wood prayed. She prayed that the gift-givers and gift recipients alike would be blessed.

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