This time of year finds many families in need. They will not have a Christmas as others do. However, 17 families in Knox County won’t have to worry this Christmas, thanks to the Angel Tree Program and Connection Point Church.
Saturday, parents of children on the Angel Tree were invited to Jesse D. Lay Elementary School to pick out their presents themselves. Not only were they able to pick out their child’s gift themselves, they were also able to wrap the gift there as well. To top it off, they were sent home with a nice dinner.
Zion Baptist Church from Henderson, Kentucky donated new toys to go with the gifts that were given by the Angel Tree program. Zion also sent people to Knox County to help cook the ham and turkey dinner. Connection Point helped serve food, wrap and deliver gifts, and also entertained the children with Christmas music and fun.
“It has been such a blessing to minister to families in this way. We had been looking for a minister opportunity in the community, and this was just a great experience. It was just cool to see God pull all of this together in such a short time and to see all of the joy on these families faces and the fact that we were able to give their children such a great Christmas just warms my heart and that’s what the season is all about,” said Dustin Smith, Youth Leader at Connection Point Church.
Connection Point is located behind Long John Silvers in Barbourville on US25E, where Sunday service begins at 11:04 a.m. each week.