Jenks Concert Helps Collect Shoes For Iraqi Kids

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 10:11 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

JENKS, OK -- A Tulsa-based ministry hopes to save souls by sending shoes to kids in Iraq.  World Compassion Ministries collected more shoes on Thursday night during a concert at the Jenks RiverWalk.

The donations pushed the ministry closer to its goal of collecting 5,000 pairs of shoes this month.

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"We're able to give kids in Iraq a new pair of shoes and also a Bible that's illustrated in their own language.  And, we get to tell them about Jesus. So, we use the shoes as a hook, but at the same time, what kid wouldn't like to receive a new pair of shoes," said the ministry's Jason Law.

A World Compassion team will head to Iraq next week to deliver another 9,500 shoes to children in need.