The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Samaritan's Purse uses each shoebox you pack to help tell a child about Jesus. Many of these children will grow in their faith and learn how to tell friends and family about Him. In a new initiative, Samaritan's Purse is going island to island in the Pacific to take the Gospel to a half a million children over the next few years, as part of their commitment to “proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15, ESV). In sending the Gospel to the ends of the earth, they are also sharing God’s Word with dozens of unreached people groups and going to hard-to-reach places to make His Name known. This has resulted in more than 2 million children making decisions for Christ and over 1,000 churches being started in one year!
We feel so strongly about what Samaritan's Purse does, that our church has committed to packing 2020 boxes this year. Here's how you can help us reach our goal!
Beginning Sunday, October 18, we will have Operation Christmas Child boxes placed throughout the church. Be sure to grab one (or more) for your family to pack. And remember - you don't HAVE to use an Operation Christmas Child box. ANY shoebox will work!
You have lots of different options for things you can put inside your Operation Christmas Child Box. For a listing of suggested items click HERE. A personal note and photograph are always a nice touch!
Please DO NOT PACK the following: candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items; seeds; food; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items or glass containers; aerosol cans
A donation of $9 per box is critical to cover shipping and other project costs. If you prefer, you can give your donation online by clicking HERE. This will also enable you to track your box and see exactly where it goes! If you choose to send a check, PLEASE INCLUDE IT IN THE BOX. Checks can be made payable to Samaritan's Purse.
Once your box is packed, be sure to attach a label to identify what age and gender child should receive your box. To download this label, click HERE. (Note - if you opted for the donation online option, you will receive a different packing/tracking label.)
We want EVERYONE to participate in our #pack2020in2020 challenge. And we want to use the power of social media to help us make it happen!
Once your family has finished packing your boxes, put social media to work! Take a video of your family challenging other families to take up the challenge! Say something like this: "We are the Braddy family, and we just packed 4 boxes. We challenge the Marsh family and the Mulhollen family to do the same thing!"
Be sure to include #pack2020in2020 and tag @mybroadmoor!
Beginning November 8 through November 20, bring your boxes back to Broadmoor. You can return boxes to Faith or Love entrances of Broadmoor. We will have tables located at each of these entrances. We will also have labels and tape if you find that you need those resources as well!
"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you." Jeremiah 29:12
Never underestimate the power of your prayers! Begin to pray for the person who will receive your box, and that the Holy Spirit will begin to (or continue to) work in their lives because of the box they receive.