This year our joint venture on August 19th with God’s Heart to bless children heading back to school was again a great success.
We were able to give backpacks containing both the gospel and school supplies to 253 children! Six of those children prayed to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior when getting their backpack!!!!!
In addition, eighty nine 6th through 12th graders shopped for clothing and shoes in our special room filled with items from OSU dorms. Some things were brand new! This shopping spree is the most commented on when we do our follow up calls.
Many thanks go to the churches, agencies, businesses and individuals who donated supplies and money to purchase the school supplies. Thank you also to Mike Silva organization for donating the backpacks. Thank you to the Gideons for blessing the children with a New Testament. AND thank you to the faithful volunteers who spent many hours sorting school supplies and serving the families that attended.