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Christmas Boxes to Remote Towns
too Small for a Church

Lonely deserts
Volunteer pilots cover hundreds of miles of these lonely deserts to reach children in remote and isolated schools iIn towns with no Church or Missionary.

Martha Nixon inspects some of the gift boxes
Martha Nixon inspects some of the gift boxes as they come in. They are then checked and sorted to load into the planes.

Loading the plane with Christmas boxes
Les reckons Bill won't fit them all in. He needed another chase plane to re-supply him outback.  He dropped off at a dozen isolated schools, where the children would have no Christmas, due to the drought and farm failures. (A sad commentary is that three farmers take their lives each month due to the drought.)

Children help a teacher unload from the van into the school.
Children help a teacher unload from the van into the school.

Smiling boys gladly carry Christmas boxes
Smiling boys gladly carry them to place under the Christmas tree in the school room.

Bill talks of the Gift of Jesus at Christmas
Bill talks of the Gift of Jesus at Christmas as he presents the children with their boxes.

What unbounding joy when some of them get to open the Christmas boxes
What unbounding joy when some of them get to open them, early. As well as the gifts, each box contains a Gospel, and a comic tracts on how to accept the Gift of Jesus Christ into their lives.  The monthly Explorers Magazine also carries the Gospel story at Christmas, too.

Abounding gratitude by the school children
Bill says it's all worthwhile, when he remembers the abounding gratitude the children show to him before he leaves the school.

Note:  Every October, hundreds of city Christians prepare gift boxes, and during November, various teams carry them on their pre-Christmas Outback Patrols. It is another Christian service to families who live in small remote communities too small for a Church, but to big to overlook.

   
         
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