As we look forward to OCC 2023 with great anticipation, it is important that we continue to pray for the Lord’s blessing and properly plan the many aspects that go into this growing ministry at FBCTLH. Our packing party goal for 2023 will be to pack 300 shoeboxes. We will pack 50 shoeboxes for each age and gender.
We will continue to have monthly item donations (see below). We will also host several OCC crafting days throughout the year, which we hope you will attend. Our overall churchwide goal will be 600 shoeboxes, which means 600 gospel opportunities being shared all around the world. Thank you for taking part in this opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14
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.