LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – People who often donate to charities don't often see the results of their good work, but the congregation at Family Life Baptist Church in Little Rock were able to Sunday.
Irina Creek received a shoe box from Operation Christmas Child when she was an 11-year-old orphan in Russia. She spoke to the church members of the joy that came from getting one of those gift boxes and how much she remembers it still today.
"I remember it as a very solemn time because I couldn't believe that I received an entire box full of all these things, and it was all for me," she told the crowd.
Those shoe boxes are packed all year long with a major push during a collection week in November. Creek also spoke at a church in Mayflower, where the charity behind the Christmas Child Boxes has been doing relief work since April's Tornado there.