Christmas came early this year at West Bay Christian Academy as Mrs. Mook’s second Grade Class packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which is part of Samaritan’s Purse. These gifts are distributed to children in need around the world. The second graders wrote letters to each Christmas Child and carefully packed two dozen red and green boxes with small toys, school supplies, flashlights, candy canes, gloves and personal care items. The students’ hope was to share the spirit of Christmas with other children. As the boxes piled up, it is safe to say, all involved felt the gift of the most wonderful time of the year.