Photo by Nancy Royden
Cherie Peterman loads a shoebox with gifts for a child on Saturday at Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg. The church has participated in Operation Christmas Child for several years, and  thousands of boxes are headed for Boone, N.C. where they will be processed and distributed to children in different countries.
Ninevah Christian Church continues Operation Christmas Child tradition

By Nancy Royden, Special to The News

When folks bring small boxes filled with gifts to Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, they offer not only material goods, but hope, joy and food for the recipients’ souls, volunteers ofOperation Christmas Child said.

“What you put in the box, it’s never enough,” volunteer Cherie Peterman said as she started to shed tears while explaining how personal collecting and sharing little gifts with children can be.