ABOUT OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.
“Every box is an opportunity to reach a child with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
President, Samaritan’s Purse
More than 11.2 million boys and girls have made a decision to follow Christ.
OUR SBC O.C.C. GOAL
Women’s Christian Fellowship (WCF) plans to shop and prepare 200 boxes this year for Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to make a contribution for the shopping trip, please make your check payable to the church and write OCC on the “For” line.
We also encourage you to make plans to pack a shoebox. If you are unable to shop, please consider making a donation or learn about packing a shoebox online at samaritanspurse.org. Our boxes will be dedicated and prayed over on November 22.
Monetary donations are requested by November 15. Filled boxes are due November 22.
Please support Operation Christmas Child as we strive to send the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Your prayer partnership, shoebox packing, and financial donations make it possible to share the Gospel with more boys and girls around the world through Operation Christmas Child.
HOW TO SHOP FOR A SHOEBOX
Shopping for Operation Christmas Child boxes? Shop specifically for a boy or girl and choose an age group:
- 2-4 Years Old
- 5-9 Years Old
- 10-14 Years Old.
Look for age-appropriate gifts such as crayons and coloring books (coloring pencils for older kids), markers, stickers, dolls, stuffed animals, colorful beads, jewelry, balls, cars and trucks, slinky toys, puzzles, yo-yos, jump ropes, pencils and sharpeners, tote bags, notebooks or notepads, age-appropriate scissors, solar calculators, sunglasses, flashlights (with extra batteries), flip-flops, socks, tools or fishing kits for older boys, sewing kits for older girls, combs, brushes, hair accessories, toothbrushes (no toothpaste), stick deodorant, soap, washcloths.
Do not include candy, gum, seeds, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, war-related items, breakable items or glass containers, aerosol cans.
A donation of $9 per box is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. For the easiest processing, you can give online at SAMARITANSPURSE.ORG/OCC. If you use the Follow Your Box feature online, you can also discover the destination of your shoebox.
Please begin praying now for the recipient of your box, and consider including a personal note and photo. Pray for the good news of Jesus Christ to reach the world!
GET MORE INFO
For more information about Operation Christmas Child, call the church office at 270.237.3451 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.