Backpack Giveaway

October 24, 2023

TEXARKANA, TEX. – On Sunday, July 30, the Bethel Seventh-day Adventist Church gave away free backpacks filled with school supplies. The event was sponsored by the following church ministries: deaconess, women’s ministry and community services. The Bethel Adventist Church School board members also came to help stuff and distribute backpacks.

The goal was to give away 50 backpacks, and by God’s grace, all 50 backpacks had been picked up within the first hour and a half. The students and parents were so excited to receive the backpacks.

The church furnished the supplies and Domtar Ashdown Mill donated the backpacks. The backpacks also contained literature to inspire the receiving families to draw nearer to Christ and to make them aware of the presence of the Bethel Adventist Church School located next door.

The sponsoring groups are already making plans to give away more next year and incorporate other activities to make this an annual affair. The goal is to help as many families as we can and increase awareness of our church and school in the community.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all who contributed to making this event a success, as well as the backpack committee members Annie Turner, Emma Hudson and Sheila Jefferson. To God be all the glory!


By Sandra Clemons