Port City Faith Church was excited to be the drop off location for the Operation Christmas Child in Oswego County. For the weeks of November 13 through November 20, volunteers collected shoe boxes from different locations in the county. A whopping total of 1,542 shoe boxes were collected, with 118 of those coming from Port City Faith. All of the shoe boxes were then loaded and delivered to Watertown, where a grand total of 18,790 shoe boxes were collected at the New York North Center, which included locations from Central and Northern New York.
The shoe boxes are on their way to Togo, a small country in West Africa. Togo has a population of approximately 7.6 million, and is one of the smallest countries in Africa. The primary language is French, and they gained their independence from France in 1960. They depend primarily on agriculture, and their primary religion is indigenous beliefs, with small factions of Christians and Muslims.
While the shoe boxes may take several months to reach them, these are people who may not have the opportunity to hear about Jesus any other way, and PCF considers it a privilege to be able to be a blessing to these people.