Operation Christmas Child 2019
Operation Christmas Child is an evangelical ministry of Samaritan's Purse that sends Love-Filled, Gift-Filled Shoeboxes around the world. Shoeboxes filled with gifts, hygiene items, school supplies, and clothing items are presented to children in third World countries as well as areas affected by famine, natural disasters, and diseases. In 2017, BBC's Shoeboxes went to Haiti, which had been hit by a hurricane earlier in the year. Between 2010 and 2017, Haiti has lost more than 10,000 people to cholera.
While the children receive Shoeboxes filled with fun, the real gift they receive is the knowledge that Jesus loves them and died for them. Each child receives The Greatest Gift, a booklet about Jesus in their own language. When these precious children take their gifts home, they are sharing your graciousness and Jesus' love with their family and friends. Samaritan's Purse estimates that each Shoebox touches the lives of approximately 11-12 people.
Our goal for Bethel Baptist Church Norman in 2019 is to send 400 Shoeboxes.
- Bethel's Operation Christmas Child Kickoff Sunday is October 20.
- Shoeboxes will be available starting that morning in both Foyers outside the Worship Center.
- Ingathering Sunday, November 10 - Filled Shoeboxes are DUE back to Bethel. Please remember to include $9 for shipping.