So every child can experience God's love through not only receiving a shoebox full of gifts but also hearing the word of God and his love for them this Christmas!
For the past 9 years through many donations of sponsorship we were able to pull together with many prayers and assistance over 550+ shoeboxes to donate to Operation Christmas Child! It was an exhilarating experience that was fulfilling in everyway - these shoeboxes are now being tracked and have made it to many different countries including; Ukraine, Uganda, Angola, Dominican Republic, Dominican Republic of Congo, Columbia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Benin!!
I have spent all Spring and Summer collecting, shopping for deals, searching garage sales for great items craigslist and churches and running around collecting items! In order to put a hopeful 130 shoeboxes together it will take an army of friends & your donations!! This is 25 more shoeboxes than last year! My bible study group has come together this year & has helped make kits & will help STUFF these shoeboxes FILLED with goodies!! Every single year it is an awesome experience to put these boxes together! I am happy to say I have almost everything I need to include in the shoeboxes! (YAY!) God has totally provided!!
If you'd like to donate some material items, I will need them ASAP to include in this years shoeboxes (I'm a little behind this year!) see my FB post with the link to what we could use! Anything helps, we want to STUFF every inch of every shoebox, as this is likely the ONLY shoebox gift that child will receive in their LIFETIME!! Thank you thank you thank you in advance for your help and sponsorship donations!
Why am I participating in Operation Christmas Child (OCC)?Because Jesus Christ continues to bless me and my family and I want to give my time and resources back to him. I want to bless other families and children around the globe, I know my little life is meant to reach others, and I feel this is where Christ has led me this year. It is part of my mission on this earth that every man, women and child hears the Gospel of Jesus Christ - this organization makes sure every child who receives a shoebox will hear the gospel! Every single child is special and deserves to see God's love - so if you feel called to help in this mission, please help in the cause!! Every single box will be prayed over and prayers will be made for the child who receives that box I know as I journey through this collection and make these shoeboxes my faith will be expanded and grow! Praise Jesus!
Here is the website describing the project:
is more information about the children receiving the boxes:
Want to pack your own boxes?? Check out my blog post that helps get you started: http://wp.me/p7mzkH-S0
Items that are included in EVERY ONE OF MY BOXES: Notebooks, pens, markers, crayons, flashlights, many many toys, airplaines, cars & trucks, beanie babies, soap, toothbrushes, flashlights, wash clothes, soap, floss, small blankets, hats & coloring books & beads, ribbons, combs, barrettes, headbands, washcloths, stickers and some arts and crafts. Some WOW items that will be included in some boxes this year: Toolboxes, tools, sewing kits, fishing kits soccer balls with pumps and book bags!
WITH EVERY SHOEBOX A $9.00 donation is also provided to Operation Christmas Child for shipping that shoebox to a specific country! Help by sponsoring one shoebox personally so it can make it to that perfect child!!
Thank you SO MUCH for your help and blessing every precious Child <3
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