The Power of a Gift
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is one of my favorite ministries. If you’ve never heard of it, I hope this becomes one you choose to support! They say it’s the “power of a simple gift” which opens the door to transforming lives, communities, and eventually nations. The third week of November is National Collection Week and most likely there is a drop off location near you.
The folks at Operation Christmas Child make it so easy to be a part of overseas missions. Plus, it is a fun thing to do with your kids during the holiday season. In each box goes a few small gifts or needed items, but what comes out is eternal. Think of every box as a soul, a child with whom the gospel will be shared. Even better, OCC provides discipleship through local churches for follow up. OCC supports these churches in a variety of ways so that they can best lead and impact their communities.
Building a box is easy. Please do one this year…or five. You can even build a box online, or track it so you know where it gets delivered!
Need some ideas for what to put in the box? Consider these items:
- Toothbrush, hair brush, comb, or mirror compact
- Soccer ball with pump
- Stuffed animal
- Small doll or action figure
- Coloring book and crayons
- Play dough
- School supplies
- Yo-yo or Frisbee
Please take a minute to watch this video or click on the picture below to learn more about this exciting ministry.
Have you packed a shoe box before? What did you enjoy about it?
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We have participated in Operation Christmas Child several years, and my kids always enjoyed picking out small gifts to put into the box.
Operation Christmas Child is one of my favorites! We have 3 boxes packed and by the door to take to church tomorrow 🙂