Spreading the love of Christ through the gift of a shoebox
On Sunday night, families from all over the church met in the Youth LOFT to package shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. In under 2 hours we packaged 100 shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, toiletries, and handwritten notes to be sent around the world for children to open on Christmas. Our church partners in Bulgaria have received some of these shoeboxes in the past and we are excited to see who gets them this year.
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So the shoeboxes are all packed up, now what? You can join us in prayer each day this week as our shoeboxes are collected and taken to the distribution center in Charlotte. Print out this daily prayer guide and say a prayer each day with us.
Thank the Lord for working through Samaritan's Purse to distribute more than 124 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts since 1993. Pray that millions more children will experience God's love and hear the Good News of Jesus Christ as they receive these simple gifts.
Pray for Operation Christmas Child as tens of thousands of families, congregations, and groups prepare to pack shoeboxes and bring them to drop-off locations across the United States during National Collection Week, the third week in November.
Ask God to bless local volunteers who serve year-round to collect, process, transport, and deliver shoebox gifts to boys and girls around the world.
Pray that the Lord will use Operation Christmas Child to bring joy to children in developing countries who may be struggling to overcome the effects of poverty, disease, famine, or war.
Pray for the safety of Operation Christmas Child volunteers who are serving in areas of the world where people may be hostile toward Christians.
Pray that the children who enroll in The Greatest Journey, our follow-up discipleship program will come to faith in Jesus Christ and share the Good News with their friends and family.
Pray for the growth of churches and the planting of new ones as communities are touched by Operation Christmas Child.