Members of First Baptist Church, Tracy City, recently attended a kickoff luncheon at First Baptist Church in Cleveland for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is an international mission project hosted by Samaritans Purse through which shoeboxes are packed with simple gift item and gospel material and distributed to over 100 countries. First Baptist has participated in this ministry since 1998. The past two years the boxes collected locally have been distributed to countries in North Africa. Boxes are being collected now through Friday, November 21. Your local drop off sites are Streets Auto Parts and First Baptist Church, Tracy City. For brochures ormore information on the project call 931-636-0377 or go to samartianspurse.org. Pictured are Anna Sophia and Isabella Cooper, Regional Manager for OCC Kate McKinnie, and local coordinator Patricia Street.