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Letter to the editor: Help change the lives of children

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Can you imagine being at the age of 13 and just receiving your first gift ever? Hear how one simple gift changed the life of a 13 year old in Central Asia.
Timur Nesbitt was abandoned at birth and grew up in an orphanage knowing nothing of unconditional love. That changed when at 13 he received a shoe-box gift through Operation Christmas Child. Three years later, Timur was adopted by an American family from Iowa. He now attends Southern Seminary in Louisville and is excited to share how one simple shoe-box changed his life.
Join us to hear the rest of Timur’s miraculous story on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 3575 Sweet Owen Road. Again this year, we will have the decorated shoe-boxes available at this event as we count down to the 2012 shoe-box collection season, but you must attend the event to receive the shoe-boxes. Promotional materials will also be available.
We are excited at the opportunities for 2012 as we begin plans to pack shoe-boxes for others just like Timur. Join us as we begin the countdown to collection week. Hear how you can make a difference in the life of a child by sharing simple items that we take for granted every day. Hear how TImur’s life was changed by someone just like you. For additional information, please call (502) 750-1488.

Linda McDanell
Area Coordinator, Operation Christmas Child