Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. St. Andrews continues to make Samaritan’s purse a priority in our missions. With your help St. Andrews was able to assemble shoeboxes that will soon make a difference in a child’s life.
St. Andrews is not a large church, but we are mighty in our strength, our dedication and our service. These values flow from within and can be traced back to our founding members, many of whom have served and defended our country. On this Veteran’s Day we would like to take a moment to remember those who have served. We are blessed to have the ones still with us and honored to have known all.
St. Andrews continues to keep children a priority in it’s mission work and demonstrated that on Sunday with a generous gift to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, located in Enterprise, Florida. Merrilu Bennett, Communications & Media Coordinator from the Children’s Home was at church to receive the gift on Sunday. Through the efforts of Miss Sonja and the Youth & Sprouts’ noisy offerings every 5th Sunday, they were able to present Ms. Bennett with a check for $1000. Through the generous donations of the congregation, St. Andrews was also able to present Ms. Bennett with a 144 WalMart $5 gift cards. The support you give these children enable them to buy new clothes for school, a backpack or even a football uniform. The needs of the Children’s Home is ongoing, so please continue to give your spare change during our noisy offerings, and keep this special place in your hearts and prayers as it continues to make a difference in the lives of so many children as it has done since 1908.
For more information on Florida United Methodist Children’s Home: http://www.allchildrenfirst.org/fumch/Home.aspx