"Lego" your pocket books and pack a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child!!
It's that time of the year again, to get your families together and pack a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, so that children across the globe have a tangible reminder that God loves them!
What is Operation Christmas Child, you may ask?
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside Canada to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease.
This year, my own children were not only able to help purchase the items and to pack it in the box, but they also had an opportunity to build a clever lego replica of the shoebox. Whoever dreamed up the lego toy shoebox is truly a genius, because if your children are anything like mine then playing with an object over and over, in this case packing the toy shoebox and then "flying" it to those in need, is a surefire way to make sure that Operation Christmas Child is something they will never forget. Here's a glimpse of my kids fitting the lego box together:
As a father, I love that Operation Christmas Child gives families the opportunity to take the focus at Christmas time off of getting presents, and instead thinking about those who are in need. Families can spend quality time together doing something fun and helping be a blessing to others.
So let me ask - what are YOU waiting for? I encourage you to grab shoebox for yourself, and join your husband or wife, children or grandchildren, small group Bible study group, or whoever else you can think of to shop for a child and pack a box!
Follow this link to find out where you can grab a shoebox, what to pack in it, and even how you can track your shoebox to its final destination.