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.
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?