Operation Christmas Child
October 16 to November 13, 2016
The Mission of Operation Christmas Child is “to demonstrate God’s Love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and together with the local church worldwide, share the good news of Jesus Christ.”
We can all be involved in packing SHOE-BOXES! Anyone can bless a child by filing a box with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, clothes and more, and then adding a personal note and photo. Each box is an expression of hope, joy and love to hurting children. Our Canadian boxes will go to Haiti, Nepal, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Chile, Uruguay, El Salvador, Senegal, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.
A Story from Uruguay:
A teenager named Florencia had been attending church for a few months when a shoe-box distribution event happened. She was happy when she opened her shoe-box and school supplies were there. She was even more amazed that her shoe-box also contained kitchen tools, which are not a common shoe-box item. But they were perfect for Florencia because since her mother started working outside the home, Florencia was the one who cooks for everyone in her family!
God knows what each child needs and He is faithful to provide it.
For more information and stories about OCC visit Samaritan’s Purse or call 1-800-303-1269. Check out these Facebook sites: Operation Christmas Child Canada or Operation Christmas Child – Central Alberta
Empty shoeboxes, brochures and coloring sheets will be available in the foyer on October 16 to November 6, 2016.
Church contact: Peggy Kingcott: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-342-1227
It’s so simple! A Box, A Label and Shop!