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Local church spearheading Operation Christmas Kids again this year


Everett Johnson

The Evangelical Free Church in Sidney is collecting shoeboxes full of gifts again this year as part of Operation Christmas Child. The shoeboxes will be shipped to needy children in Mexico.

Evangelical Free Church is spearheading an International Christmas drive that reaches out to children in unfortunate circumstances all over the world.

One of the most beautiful parts of Christmas is seeing the smile on a child's face when presented a gift – a shoebox full of surprises, in this case. Cheryl and Ric McKenzy, along with George Perry, are again leading Operation Christmas Kids at Evangelical Free Church.

"It's a great way to spread the joy of sharing God's love with children in need," Cheryl McKenzy said. "We ask everybody to pray for the kids that receive the boxes."

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