Lubbock Junior Academy is beginning to think about Operation Christmas Child. Each November the students pack shoeboxes withtoys, school supplies, hygiene items, and other special items for needy children in countries all over the world.

Students love to pack these shoeboxes and imagine a child like themselves opening the box. A broad grin breaks out on a sweet youngster and childhood becomes sweet and precious as it should be.

Instead of waiting for November to ask our church family to purchase and donate items, we’d like to start now in September. This month will be the opportunity for you to buy school supplies. There should still be some good sales going on. Also, the various dollar stores are remarkable places to buy the following items:
◾Pens, Stamps & ink pads
◾Pencils, Writing pads, or paper
◾Pencil, sharpeners, Solar calculators
◾Crayons, Bible Coloring books
◾Markers, Bible picture books

A box will be out in the church foyer to collect your gifts for LJA students to pack and give to needy children. Thank you in advance for your help.
Susan Zimmermann