For over 20 years, Wanda Peterson and Lafayette Christian School have been participating in a special, magical event that affects children all across the globe that are in need. Year after year, students, parents, and faculty have collected shoe boxes full of toys and other things that they need and shipped them across the world. Operation Christmas Child is a global movement and Lafayette Christian School has been a leader in helping them spread not only shoe boxes, but the love of Christ as well. This past Thursday afternoon, September 14th, the school and Peterson were honored with a special award from Samaritan’s Purse, the leading organization behind Operation Christmas Child.
Lind Keown and Cathy Driver from Operation Christmas Child arrived at LCS that afternoon with a picture and a statue commemorating the hard work that the school has put in with Operation Christmas Child, serving as a hub for the last several years for collection and even taking students to Atlanta to help work in the sorting facility. Since 2002, LCS has gathered over 19,680 shoe boxes for kids in need. However, the organization has only been keeping track of the records since 2002, meaning that the school has collected a significant amount more than this actual number.
OCC and LCS have been a perfect marriage for many years, with so many people getting involved and spreading the love of Christ all across the globe. A simple shoe box with toys and treats means so much to the boys and girls that receive them. For more information, please visit their website at samaritanspurse.org to find out how you can get involved.