Margaret Hayes (left) and Paula Williams, both of Rand, load a box full of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Paula Williams (left), and Margaret Hayes, both of Rand, load a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child - a program of evangelical relief organization Samaritan's Purse that seeks to provide children all over the world with simple Christmas gifts.
David Cales, of Belle, carries a box filled with shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Rand First Church of the Nazarene is one of 10 collection centers throughout the region.
Pastor Gordon Killion, of Rand Church of the Nazarene, stands in front of the congregation's Christmas tree, which was decorated with photos of children who have received packages from Operation Christmas Child.
Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp.....9.625x6.1.....Margaret Hayes(L) and Paula Williams both of Rand, load a box full of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.