Operation Christmas Child 2020
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 2019 Operation Christmas Child = 287 shoeboxes and 6 larger boxes of assorted filler items donated.
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.
- Bethel's Operation Christmas Child Kickoff Sunday is October 18.
- Shoeboxes will be available starting that morning in both Foyers outside the Worship Center.
- Ingathering Sunday, November 8 - Filled Shoeboxes are DUE back to Bethel. Please remember to include $9 for shipping.