OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD MINISTRY
Christian Life Fellowship Church is once again the regional drop off location for Operation Christmas Child. A dedicated group of volunteers will be working all year long to collect items for boxes, monetary donations, and completed boxes in an effort help Operation Christmas Child reach its goal of spreading the love of God to over 11 million children in 115 countries each year.
IF YOU HAVE A HEART FOR CHILDREN PLEASE JOIN US! Contact ministry leaders Linda Shepard or Tammy Armstrong and join the team at https://www.facebook.com/groups/CLFOCCTeam/
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 157 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories!
“I want every child to know there is a God who loves them.” - Franklin Graham
Learn more about the global ministries of Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child here- https://www.samaritanspurse.org
A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift.
Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work.
HOW TO PACK A SHOEBOX, WITH SI.
Watch as Duck Commander's Uncle Si Robertson learns how to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. This big kid at heart wanted to help children around the world have a Merry Christmas and learn about the love of Christ.
1. Decide if is for a boy or a girl.
2. Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child (see Gift Suggestions below).
4. DROP OFF YOUR BOX - Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to the drop-off location nearest you during National Collection Week.
5. PRAY - Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.
SHOEBOX GIFT IDEAS & DROP OFF LOCATION
TOYS: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
ACCESSORIES: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
A PERSONAL NOTE: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.