Granville Christian Church, located north of Paris, MO will soon send its 200th care package to a soldier overseas. This ministry was begun during the wars in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan by the late Jean Wilson and by Kathy East, wife of pastor Stan East, who was then serving Granville Church.
In 2009, a worship service and luncheon was held to bless and celebrate the mailing of the 100th box (photo at right). The total value of all care packages sent to date is $12,330. Although the number of soldiers deployed has decreased, the church is still asking for the names and addresses of deployed service men or women. If you would like a package sent to a soldier overseas, please email Brenda Coffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or pastor Fran Schnarre at email@example.com with the information.
Story & photos courtesy of Rev. Fran Schnarre.