Operation Christmas Child is a ministry headed by Samaritan’s Purse that aims to send the Gospel of Christ to children worldwide through the simple gift of a shoebox.
Each shoebox is filled with basic school supplies, hygiene products and, of course, toys, along with a Jesus discipleship program, which is delivered to children at Christmas. Our church collects items to fill boxes from February to October, and celebrates in November with a HUGE packing party.
As we plan, collect and pack, our prayer is that the Holy Spirit would not only guide us, but go ahead of the boxes and prepare each child’s heart to receive a special gift of love. We hope that a simple shoebox will show Jesus’ love and change lives, not only of each child, but of their family, community and nation.