Mark your calendars for September 8, 2018, as Cross View Baptist Church will host an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Countdown Rally to kick off the Season of Giving.

The Shoebox Countdown Rally will begin at 2PM at 3268 North FM 2148, in Texarkana.  Among other presentations and material, guest speaker Kara Blankenship will present highlights of her Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Distribution mission trip to Cameroon.  In the coming weeks, residents will fill shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty, and famine.

Each shoebox recipient will receive the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma families hope to collect 65,000 shoebox gifts, contributing to the 2018 goal of reaching 11 million children in need.  The 2018 National Shoebox Collection Week is November 12 – 19.

"Thanks to everyone who can help out with this life changing ministry project." said, Allen Rhoades, NE Texas/SW Arkansas Operation Christmas Child Area Media Support Coordinator.

For more information, please call Carolyn Sparkman at 903 908 5585.