Polk County Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Fall Celebration Coming Up
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2o21
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Place: First Baptist Church, Bartow, 410 E. Church Street
Join First Baptist for a time of fellowship, games, food and fun, with a special guest speaker to help celebrate Operation Christmas Child and inspire everyone to pack more shoeboxes!
Growing up in an orphanage in Honduras meant YURI LOPEZ was separated from her family and had to care for the younger children around her instead of being care for herself. Yuri received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift at the age of six, which included a picture of the girl who had sent the box and a note which read, “Jesus loves you, and I love you too.”
In later years when Yuri could bear her hardship no longer, that note provided the encouragement she needed at a critical point in her life. Yuri’s path led to America since and today she serves with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. To hear about God’s love in her life, please join First Baptist Church for a special time of Yuri sharing her testimony.