Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection -We will be kicking off our Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox collection beginning February 2, 2020 and throughout the year. All clothing items should be for children in the age group of 2-14 years old and for either girls and/or boys. We will be packing the shoe boxes sometime in November and delivering them to a Operation Christmas Child processing center. This months collection items are as follows; Combs, hairbrushes, hair Bows, hair clips, nail clippers, nail files, hats, gloves, toothbrushes (individually wrapped). We also still continue to need: Wash cloths, wrapped bar soap, individually wrapped toothbrushes, stick deodorant, adhesive bandages, tissues, hats, gloves and shipping donations ($9.00 per box). Place your items in the boxes provided in the narthex.
What is Operation Christmas Child? Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, who is an international relief organization. The mission of Operation Christmas Child 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. They 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.
Why Shoebox gifts? Shoebox gifts are a way to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We as a church body wishing to spread the Gospel of Christ throughout the world have partnered with Samaritan’s Purse as other churches have, collecting items for the children in accordance with the recommendations of Samaritan’s Purse Organization. Each month we will be posting a new set of items that we will be collecting for the children in preparation of packing the shoeboxes and delivering them to a Operation Christmas Child processing center who will then send them to the children throughout the world.
For more information on Operation Christmas Child and other relief activities that Samaritan’s Purse does, you can go to their website by either clicking on one of the following links or typing them in your web browser; “” or“.

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