Local church packing shoeboxes for African community


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Submitted photos Top Row L to R- Ashley Gould, Amy Gould, Doug Priestner, Dulcie Priestner, Dave Priestner, Mark Lynch, Sue Lynch, Sharon Rodums, Alan VandeWeert, and James Studley. Bottom Row L to R- Pastor Jeff Riley, Jared Rodums, Hannah Rodums, Noah Rodums, Allison VandeWeert, Heather VandeWeert, Gavin Kopko and Nate VandeWeert.




  • Gavin Kopko and Nate VandeWeert are both freshman (14 years old).




WEST MILFORD - Several members of Echo Lake Baptist Church on Macopin Road, volunteered their time on Dec. 1 to help Samaritan's Purse organization, according to a press release from the church.

According to the release, each year thousands of churches participate in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry through Samaritan’s Purse.

The release said the shoeboxes are filled with gifts and needed necessities and then distributed around the world to children in need.

On Dec. 1, the group traveled to a processing facility just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, to assist in the inspecting, packing and shipping of 54,156 shoeboxes headed for Malawi, Africa.

Echo Lake Church has been participating with this ministry for many years packing shoeboxes, the release said.

This year, in addition to volunteering at the processing center, they sent 77 shoeboxes packed by members of the church.

According to the release, it is just one way the folks at Echo Lake are doing their part to bring hope to the world.

The church invites anyone who wants to make an impact in the community and the world to stop into the church on Sundays at 10:30 a.m., or visit www.EchoLakeBaptist.com.

For more information about Samaritan's Purse or Operation Christmas Child, go to: www.samaritanspurse.org.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

The Infusion Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital
The Infusion Center at St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), provides top-notch care and a
Read more »
Image

The Winning Beard
More than 2,600 votes were cast for 52 beards in Straus News’ No Shave November Contest, sponsored by Horizon Family Medical. Straus News hosted the contest and offered $100...
Read more »
Image

Annual 'S.A.F.E. Night' a success
BY PATRICIA KELLER
WEST MILFORD- The West Milford Township Public School District, in conjunction with West Milford Community Against Substance Abuse, and the West Milford...

Read more »
Image

Township Council approves ‘distribution liquor license’ for the second time
By Ann Genader
WEST MILFORD – Supporters selling alcoholic beverages in local stores and supermarkets may be pleased with action by township officials Wednesday night...

Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Special Sections
The Winning Beard
  • Dec 6, 2018
Local News
Annual 'S.A.F.E. Night' a success
  • Dec 6, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



West Milford, NJ