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Snack Pack Ministry

According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people in West Virginia struggle with hunger, and Lewis County WV is no exception to that rule. 14.8% of people in Lewis County are food insecure, and 24.2% of all Children in Lewis County wonder where their next meal will come from. For many students, these startling numbers mean that the only meals they eat throughout the week are when they are at school, but what happens on the weekends? Where will their food come from when a student isn't being provided school breakfast and lunch? At FBC Weston, we believe that Christ has called for us to feed his people and, in response to his calling, we have begun the Snack Pack Ministry at Lewis County High School. 

Each week, members of our church gather together and pack bags full of food for students to take home with them on weekends. Students who are receiving these bags are chosen based on the free and reduced lunch program provided by the high school and a wonderful teacher at the high school has offered up her planning period on every Wednesday to place the food in students locker for them to take home. From the very beginning, we have been hearing stories of students who are experiencing the blessings found in food for the weekend. Stories of improved attitudes and class performance have been a regular occurrence and we are excited to see God at work in the lives of the students receiving the Snack Packs assembled at FBC Weston. One of our own students has even commented about a classmate telling her that he loves coming to school on “food day.” We are excited to see God at work in this ministry and ask that you will provide continued prayer for this ministry and the students whose lives it is touching.

 

If you would like to donate financially to the Snack Pack ministry or any of our other ministries, feel free to do so through PayPal or by contacting us at our church office. 

 

Operation Christmas Child

What is Operation Christmas Child?

 

Operation Christmas Child was created in 1990 by Dave Cooke and his wife Gill for children in Romania. Each November, thousands of churches, groups and individual donors prepare and collect shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, personal items, and other small gifts. These boxes are then distributed overseas by volunteers. As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language. Shoeboxes are given to children based on need alone, regardless of their faith.  As of April 2015, over 124 million boxes have been delivered.

A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

FBC Weston is proud to be a supporter of Operation Christmas Child! We are also a local Collection Center. You can bring your packed shoeboxes to us during Collection Week, the week before Thanksgiving. Directions

You can also donate financially to OCC or any of our other ministries through PayPal or by contacting us at our church office. 

If you would like more information on OCC you can check out their website: 
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/