New shoes make an impact

Shoes for Orphan Souls

This year marks the 10th anniversary of South Main’s participation in the Buckner “Shoes for Orphan Souls” project. There are an estimated 145 million orphans around the world at this time. There are many needs and the shoe project is one way to meet a need.

It is difficult for most of us to imagine how a new pair of shoes can make an impact. But for children living in desperate circumstances, this simple act of kindness is life changing. A new pair of shoes and socks can brighten their darkest days.

Children were a special part of the earthly ministry of Christ Jesus. Jesus told his disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” He then took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. But for millions of children time is running out to receive a blessing. These children who will never know the love of parents, who may never know the love of Christ. They need a blessing now.

Thanks to the generosity of South Mainer’s over 60,000 pairs of new shoes have been sent to orphan children around the world. Can you imagine the joy and happiness experienced by so many children? In celebrating South Main’s anniversary, we once again have an opportunity to show these children that someone does care.

For more information on this year’s Sole Chain Guinness World Record Breaking Event and how you can help Shoes for Orphan Souls, go to www.solechain.org.

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