The pencils and crayons are bought. The kids are back in school. So now what are you going to do with all that “spare” time? One suggestion might be to start shopping for your Operation Christmas Child boxes. School supplies are on sale all over and you can get some really great bargains.
Even though our collection week last year was one of the best we’ve ever had, there’s always room for more boxes. Each child who receives a shoebox also receives some gospel literature in his/her own language as well as a book called “The Greatest Journey” which tells them about Jesus and explains the road to salvation. This not only impacts the child, but his family as well.
For the month of August/September we will be collecting school supplies as well as soap and washcloths. October and November we will be asking for other personal items and small toys. There are collection boxes in the sanctuary as well as Fellowship Hall for your donations. Our youth will be packing your donations into shoeboxes right before collection week in November and they had a really good time last year doing this. If you don’t have the time to go shopping, a donation is always welcome.
As we look at the state of children around the world and the poverty that some of them are living in as well as in the war-torn areas of the Middle East, Samaritan’s Purse takes these shoeboxes to children in these areas and shows them that someone clear around the world cares enough for them to pack a shoebox full of “presents” just for them.
So, let’s get going and see how many lives we can change. See Debbie Vanaman if you need any further info. My all-time favorite shoebox saying is ….
WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD – ONE SHOEBOX AT A TIME !!!