Operation Christmas Child
One Christmas, an 8-year-old girl named Felisha on the island of Trinidad received a shoebox gift packed with a doll, stationery, colorful socks, and a teddy bear. “I didn’t know anything about Jesus because I had never been to church before, so I was really curious,” Felicia said. As a result of her shoebox gift, she began attending church in a neighboring village with a friend. Since then, each member of her family has accepted Christ as their personal Savior. Together, they worked to plant a church in their hometown.
Your mission team is excited to make October’s MOM this meaningful project. Boxes are available at church, or you can use a shoe box. You can pack for a boy or girl in a specific age group. A zip-lock bag with a bar of Ivory soap, a toothbrush and wash rag are a good way to start! School supplies are wonderful…and don’t forget that WOW item (a soccer ball and pump, doll, stuffed animal, etc.). Include a photo and note…share God’s love!
Boxes can also be filled on-line by going to “Samaritan’s Purse”. Please let the office know how many boxes you purchased. We love to see the impact of our generous church members! If you would prefer to make a monetary contribution that is great too! We can use it to cover the shipping costs. The boxes are due back at the church by November 14th. Let the packing begin!