BUCKHANNON — The Way of Holiness Church, located at 2337 Old Weston Road, is hosting Operation Kentucky Christmas. The church previously visited Kentucky to provide aid for flood victims and plans to return to provide Kentucky residents affected by the flood with Christmas gifts and more.
Members of the church, including Thrayron Bentley Morgan, Lynn Tenney and Pam Harper Myers, report that despite having visited in August and October, there is still so much need. In a Facebook post by Harper Myers, she shared about the experience, “We met as strangers and left as friends.”
The church is hoping to pull together gifts for a Christmas party for children ranging from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade and their families. In addition to gifts, they are also looking for Christmas wreaths, decorations and centerpieces as door prizes. Donated items can be dropped off at the Way of Holiness Gymnasium on Saturday, November 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.
“Every time we have a need, it gets filled and it is amazing. On our next trip, we are going to be placing insulation and drywall in a grandmother’s home, who cares for her autistic grandson,” Harper Myers shared. The materials for this specific project were donated.
“We just want these people to know that we care about them and love them,” said Harper Myers. “Everything we do is through God’s help,” She also noted every penny donated is accounted for and placed in a special fund through the Way of Holiness Church.
Bentley Morgan commented on the event and said, “Our heart’s desire is to show the love of Jesus!”
Tenney shared, “I’m excited to take the love of Jesus to the hurting children in Kentucky. This is the true meaning of Christmas. In addition to gifts, games and fun; we’ll have the opportunity to share the gospel with them!”
For questions and those who would like to assist in Operation Kentucky Christmas by helping, donating or going, may contact Thrayron Bentley Morgan, Lynn Tenney, or Pam Harper Myers on Facebook, or text Harper Myers at (304) 644-3676.