Staff photo by Lindsay Kriz
Susan Clawson, whose father Lowell Furman was one of the co-founders of the World Medical Mission under the umbrella of Samaritan’s Purse, shows a photo of a girl she met on a mission trip to Peru in 2012 to deliver Operation Christmas Child boxes.
Local Operation Christmas Child collection brings in thousands of gifts for children worldwide

SHALLOTTE — It was in 2012 during a mission trip with her husband Mike Clawson when Susan Clawson noticed the little girl she called a fashion queen.

“I saw her dressed in all her purple, she’s messing with my hair, and I was like, ‘Golly,’” Clawson said. “So I sat down with her, and they have all kinds of thing going on (in their local church); they have Jesus as Superman, they have all these things they try to relate to the kids.

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