Dalton church packs more than 6,000 boxes for Operation Christmas Child


DALTON, Ga. — In support of Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, a congregation of around 200 people in Dalton, Ga., has packed 6169 shoeboxes that will be shipped around the world.

Welcome Hill Baptist Church, part of the Conasauga Baptist Association, works throughout the year purchasing supplies from auctions and sales. Then on a Saturday morning, they gather in their Multi-Ministry Building and form assembly lines packing the shoeboxes.

As the boxes are being carried down the line, people are praying specifically for the child who will receive that particular box. In addition, this ministry will contribute $10 per box for shipping, training, and language materials for the boxes. Rev. Bruce Beach is the pastor of Welcome Hill and Jennifer Wright is the OCC coordinator.