Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. The mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Millions and millions of children who receive shoebox gifts have also enrolled in "The Greatest Journey", Operation Christmas Child's 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others.
You and your church can be a part of sharing the Gospel with children and fulfill "The Great Commission". Every box is an opportunity to reach a child with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We can connect you with one of our WMU groups if needed. Give us a call or go to the above website for more details.
This year's national collection week is Monday, November 16 thru Monday, November 23.