Thank you for so many WOW items that came in during the month of April! It was wonderful to see so many Barbies, stuffed animals, and toys in the OCC bin each week. The countdown to OCC collection week is getting shorter. We are just seven months away! During the month of May, we will be collecting hygiene items. These are so important as many of the children will be receiving them for the first time. Thankfully items like toothbrushes, band-aids, washcloths, and the many other items on our list can be found in almost any store. Please continue to pray for this ministry. There are many moving parts and ways you can be involved. God is doing great things through OCC. If you have any questions, please reach out to me.
There is such a profound need to reach the children of the world with the Gospel. Children are the most overlooked segment of our global population and are the largest unreached people group. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that brings the joy and hope of eternal life to children suffering from poverty, war, disease, natural disaster, and terrorism. Millions of people who prepare shoebox gifts, pray and serve as OCC volunteers are impacting millions of children, families, and villages to the ends of the earth. In addition to hearing the Gospel before the child receives their shoebox gift, they also receive The Greatest Gift, which is a picture book that shares the message of salvation in their language. The ministry of Operation Christmas Child provides the opportunity for people from all age groups in our church to fulfill the Great Commission and its a tangible way to help equip churches around the world in outreach and church planting.
For even more information about OCC, and the reach and effectiveness of this ministry around the world, click here!
300 Foam Balls
50 Girls Dress Up Clothes (2-4 yrs)
50 Plastic Toys & Figures for Boys
50 Plastic Toys & Figures for Girls
300 Small Frisbees
200 Bouncy Balls
50 Small Blankets
100 Fidget Toys
150 Hot Wheels Cars
Items can be placed in the bin in the Connect Center (next to the church office).
Have questions? Contact Kristin Shultz or Jenny Whitaker