Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Thank you to the more than 75 people who gathered this past Sunday and packed 300 boxes for Operation Christmas Child and to the many more who brought in items throughout the year for our OCC monthly collections. Because of your generosity, our church family is halfway to our final goal of 600 boxes. We praise God for the mighty ways He worked through this effort!

Operation Christmas Child COLLECTION WEEK – November 13-20
With half of our boxes already packed, we only need 300 boxes to hit our churchwide goal of 600! Families and individuals are invited to grab a box (or two) from the Welcome Center, fill it, and return it to the church during National Collection Week which will be November 13-20. Our church family will pray for and celebrate the boxes provided on Sunday, Nov. 19, during both worship services. If you have any questions about filling your OCC box, please contact jenny@fbctlh.org.

About Operation Christmas Child

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 it’s 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!


    -50 small puzzles for 2-4 boys
    -50 small puzzles for 2-4 girls
    -100 small board games for 5–9-year-olds (travel size)
    -100 small games for 10–14-year-olds (travel size)
    -50 tennis balls
    -50 small footballs/basketballs/soccer balls

    Items can be placed in the bin in the Connect Center (next to the church office).

Order a pre-packed box for $40 from the FBCTLH Handbell Choir. Click here to order your pre-packed box today. Contact Shane Monroe, smonroe@fbctlh.org, for more information about the pre-packed boxes.

Have questions? Contact Kristin Shultz or Jenny Whitaker


November 19

Collection Sunday (during both services)