Over the past week and a half, we have been studying God’s heart for the fatherless, and how we, His children, can provide care and love in Jesus’ name. Now as the Christmas season approaches, one great way to give a little something to a child in need is through Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. While the receivers of these festively wrapped shoe boxes are not necessarily orphans, they are children in poverty with many needs. So showing them the love of Christ and giving them possibly their very first Christmas gift ever, opens the door of their hearts to the gospel.
In America, we have been blessed with so much, but most people around the world are not so fortunate. Many don’t have the simple luxury of running water or flushable toilets. And the children in these underdeveloped countries don’t receive gifts or toys. Therefore, as we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, let’s take time to give of our surplus some simple gifts to the children who have nothing.
National shoe box collection week is NOVEMBER 16-23. So to learn more about Operation Christmas Child and/or how to pack a shoe box, please visit Samaritan's Purse website here and discover how you can get involved in impacting children around the world with a simple, gift laden shoe box.
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