Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child ended on Monday.  It is such a blessing to fill a shoebox with toys, candy, toothbrushes and even clothes.  Each individual box goes to a specific child, and it is exciting to think that each of those children will experience the love of God in a very practical way.  In addition, each box contains the gospel in a format specifically suited to children...with the opportunity for discipleship available if needed.

Caleb and I volunteered a few times throughout the week.  Our church is the local collection center, and over 7,000 boxes went up to the nearest processing center from our area.  What an incredible blessing to be a part of this!

If you are interested in filling a shoebox but didn't have time to get one out, you can still build a box online!  You can choose the items you would like to be sent out in a box, as well as upload a photo and a note from you or your family.  To learn more, visit Samaritan's Purse.  To see the article in today's paper, visit The LC Sun-News.

1 comment:

amyfaith said...

Our church does the Operation Christmas Child too, it is awesome. Praying for the peace that passes understanding for your family. Love & prayers from colorado!

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