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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas ChildThe Power of a Simple Gift

From Jim Eckert

It’s time to fill a shoe box again! Since 2002, generous participants at our church have filled nearly 1000 boxes with small gifts for children, many of whom have never before received a gift. Check in the Wagner Room for brochures explaining the ministry, the suggested gifts, and instructions for preparing the box.

Even non-shoppers like myself have found this to be fun and rewarding. Some boxes will be provided in the Wagner Room. Note that a plastic container may be substituted for a shoe box. Please, also bring in empty shoe boxes for others to use if you have extras.

This ministry not only provides smiles and gifts, but reading materials and follow-up (by Samaritan’s Purse ministry founded by Franklin Graham, son of Billy) to introduce children to Jesus Christ – in over 130 countries. An on-line feature allows one to trace where their box is going. Boxes are due in the Wagner Room by Sunday, November 22.

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