Many smiling school-age children filled the hallways of Heights Baptist Church on Saturday, August 20, for the distribution of about 122 pairs of new shoes. HBC, Goodwill Baptist & the Transformation Churches partnered to give the shoes in conjunction with First Blessing Shoe Ministry, led by Glenn Lackey of Temple.
Don Graves, a deacon of HBC, headed up the shoe distribution with many helpers. He said everyone receiving shoes was pre-registered online, with the distribution times staggered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sixty-one families signed up. “I greet them in the parking lot,” he said. “They have to be school students. The idea is kids in need.”
In Pastor Billy Koinm's words: "The simple message we want them to get from all of this is Jesus loves them and they matter to Him. All people matter to Him.”
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Heights Baptist Church
1220 S. 49th Street
Temple, TX 76504