Sunday, November 14, 2010

Operation Christmas Child

If you have never heard of Operation Christmas Child, it is such an awesome ministry. Please please PLEASE go to their website!

This project is through Samaritan's Purse (website linked above). During the fall season, you can pack a shoe box with toys, candy, coloring books, etc for 2-4 year olds, 5-9 year olds, or 10-14 year olds. These boxes are sent to distribution centers where they are then divided to send out to poverty-stricken countries in the world. Once delivered, the children who receive the boxes also receive a Bible track in their native language. It is an awesome ministry and shows the love of Christ through a simple gift in a shoe box.

Here's some pictures of us preparing our boxes this year! We have already decided this will be a tradition in our family, especially when we have kids.

All the items we got for our kiddos! Puzzles, various toys, coloring books, toothbrush/paste, soap, hair accessories, and candy!

Our boxes all packed up nice and neat :)

Sealed and ready to ship out- with the appropriate labels, of course!

The deadline for our boxes at our church was today, but I'm not sure the "official" deadline. There is ALWAYS next year, especially if you want a fun project to do with your family that benefits others and shares the love of Christ, which is what Christmas is ALL about.

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