Monday, October 29, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

This year I am heading up the Operation Christmas Child Shoe box ministry (Samaritan's Purse) at our church. If you have not heard of it I urge you to check out the website here this ministry was founded by Franklin Graham, and it is changing lives all over the world.

Our family has participated in the OCC shoe box ministry for several years. When we were living in Lynchburg, VA is where we first hear about this ministry. Mike was a full time college student and we both worked to make ends meet. We certainly did not have extra $ to buy extra gifts, but I felt it was very important to teach Ashley and Josh about the true meaning of Christmas, so we decided to fill a box for a girl and a boy. That way Ashley and Josh could pick out gifts for their shoe box. We had so much fun trying to figure out what we would like to include in the shoe boxes, and we talked about the kids who might be receiving them. When you look at the videos of the children getting their packages, it is so awesome! It really makes you realize how lucky we are.

If you are interested in filling a shoe box for a needy child you definitely will be blessed! There is less than 60 days until Christmas, why not start the giving now.

check out the video link I posted to the left of my blog.

It is always better to give than receive!


Darren said...

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for supporting Operation Christmas Child and for posting this information on your blog.

May God bless you!

Darren Mullenix
Director of Operations/Donor Ministries
Samaritan's Purse

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