Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Operation Christmas Child week!



This week is Operation Christmas Child week. 
If you haven't ever heard of it, it's a very simple fun and impactful way to give and show love to others during this Christmas season. 
You pack a shoebox full of school supplies, toys, toiletries, and hard candy, maybe put in a letter or picture of you and your family, and drop it off to be shipped around the world.
This little elf has been keeping busy going to work with her Daddy and helping fill the boxes full of goodies.
She, myself, and Alexio hung out at the church today since it's collection week and our church has the fun job of collecting and packing these shoe boxes into bigger boxes.

This year is really really dear to my heart, because the shoeboxes from Storm Lake and the surrounding areas, will be sent to the Philippines, where the typhoon had hit and thousands are going through a dark and difficult time.

Operation Christmas Child is an amazing way to contribute to those that lost everything in the Philippines, but also, it's a way that the child that you pack a box for, will hear the gospel, receive a Bible, and learn about what Jesus Christ did for them. 
Here's the story of Ralph, a little boy in the Philippines that received a shoebox in the past:

these boxes are life changing, and you can be involved, simply by packing a shoebox!
I encourage you to consider filling up a shoe box this Christmas!
This is drop off week, where hundreds of shoe boxes will be collected from the surrounding areas of Storm Lake, and will then be taken up to the Operation Christmas Child Warehouse, where they will then be shipped off to the kids that will receive them.
Drop off location is at First Baptist Church of Storm Lake and will be open to collecting boxes until Sunday evening at 5!

Please consider sharing the joy of Christmas to these kids that need it! 

 Not to mention, that when you drop your box off, this little elf will most likely be there to greet you and your shoe boxes!:)