Women’s Ministry to Philippine Street Children
TEXARKANA, TEX. – For the past four years, the women’s ministries department at the Texarkana Seventh-day Adventist Church has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse at a local Baptist church for Operation Christmas Child. However, shipping costs have increased so much that they are more than the value of the contents of the box. After discussing this issue with our women’s group, we came up with a new plan. Ollie, Shanee Capobres’ husband from the Philippines, contacted the church there and arranged distribution of the gifts to children in the Philippines who live on the street. The church was able to make a video of the children receiving the gifts so the people at the Texarkana church could see where the gifts went.
Kathy Farmer, current women's ministries and her group will continue with the Street Children’s Ministry which includes clothes, shoes, toys and school supplies. COVID has caused the need to adjust the way our ministries function, but the women's ministries department has stepped up to the task. By God's grace, we are able to continue the ministry to Randy Sam’s homeless shelter and to the battered women’s shelter in the Texarkana area.
By Loretta Johnson