Operation Christmas Child
Each year shoe box gifts are collected in thousands of locations to be sent to children around the world in nearly 100 countries. The gift boxes are packed with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and clothing and are sent to children suffering from poverty, war, famine and disease. In many cases these gifts are the only gift that the child has ever received. Included with the shoe box gift is a booklet explaining the gospel in the child’s own language. The children and families are then invited to a follow-up Bible study program and many come to Christ through this ministry. Being part of this outreach is a very exciting opportunity and a wonderful way for each of us to be involved in mercy ministry and missions.
The 2021 collection week was November 15-22. If you missed it this year and would still like to participate by giving online, please visit Samaritan's Purse for more information about OCC, including stories of how shoe box gifts have impacted lives.
Here are some highlights from this year's collection: