Operation Christmas Child recipient to speak in Orange

Published 6:58 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


As July ends and August begins, Orange County students will start preparing for the new school year. However, one school-age child will be in Orange for another reason – to inspire others.

Dania is an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift recipient and will speak at three locations in the Golden Triangle region, including during the 11 a.m. Worship Service at First Baptist Church located at 7637 MLK Drive in Orange.

Come hear how God used an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift to change a life forever, according to a press release.

Yadago will speak at:

  • Saturday, August 10
    10-11:30 a.m.
    North End Baptist Church
    5115 Eastex Freeway
    Beaumont, TX 77706


  • Saturday, August 10
    3-4:30 p.m.
    Triangle Baptist Church
    3605 U.S. 69 Access Road
    Nederland, TX 77627


  • Sunday, August 11
    11 a.m. Worship Service
    First Baptist Church
    7637 MLK Drive
    Orange, TX 77632


Each year, Orange County residents transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child delivers these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty, and famine.

National Collection Week is Nov. 18-25, 2019.

For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child or to view gift suggestions, call (409) 504-0809 or visit samaritanspurse.org/occ. Participants can donate $9 per shoebox gift online through “Follow Your Box” and receive a tracking label to discover its destination. Those who prefer the convenience of online shopping can browse samaritanspurse.org/buildonline to select gifts matched to a child’s specific age and gender, then finish packing the virtual shoebox by adding a photo and personal note of encouragement.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 146 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.