Last year our church participated for the first time in Operation Christmas Child. This is the shoebox gift giving that happens every year.
We have been asked to spread the word early so that by the holidays we will be all geared and ready to pack more boxes than ever.
Our Sunday School class enjoyed packing two boxes, one for a girl and one for a boy. It was the perfect time to give a lesson on giving and how such a simple gift can express love. Not only are the children blessed but the entire family gets a booklet about Jesus and the Gospel message. The testimonies of those coming to Christ because of this ministry is a joy to listen to and read.
Last week the children found Peru on the map because this is where we were told our boxes went.
Find out more here and mark your calendar so you will be ready to turn your boxes in about November 2013.