The following is a post by Sara Kuryan.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14.
Filling a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child is an amazing opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with children in need all over the world. A simple shoe box filled with toothbrushes, toothpaste, pencils, crayons, toys & stuffed animals can powerfully transform the lives of these young children. Along with the shoe box, they are given a copy of The Greatest Gift of All booklet, printed in their own language, which shares the story of the ultimate gift of Jesus Christ.
It’s a wonderful opportunity that allows the entire family to get involved. I encourage you to watch the videos of children receiving these boxes and witness the impact it makes in their lives several years later. There is also a “Follow Your Box” option which allows you to track the destination of your shoe box.
For more information on “How to Pack a Shoe Box”, “Follow Your Box” and to watch inspiring videos, please visit the Samaritan’s Purse website.
Please bring your packed shoe boxes to SMR by Sunday, November 18th. Last year we collected over 35 shoe boxes. This year, let’s try to increase that number with the hope of sharing God’s love with many more children.