Island Christian Church, Northport was a collection center for Operation Christmas Child for the second year in a row. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse and they hope to deliver their 100 millionth shoebox this Christmas. We had a very successful packing party on Saturday, Nov.17, where we packed hundreds of donated items into shoe box gifts that will be presented to children in the far reaches of the world who need to know about the love of Jesus. During our collection week, we collected nearly 1,700 shoe boxes from our church family and our surrounding communities. Thank you for helping us reach around the world with the hope of the Gospel this Christmas.