It's time to pack our shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Our collection dates at Rich Pond are from Wednesday, November 13 through Sunday, November 24.
As we all are thinking and praying about our "one" we want to share the Gospel with, this could be a wonderful opportunity to get our co-workers, peers at school, neighbors, or extended family involved and possibly start up a Gospel conversation. Of course, shopping with family is another way to engage our family members with the real reason we celebrate Christmas.
Brochures on how to pack your shoe box gifts are available at the Ministry Desk as well as online at: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/
Here are a couple reminders:
If you are able, be sure to include the $9.00 cost for shipping per box. You can write one check or even do it online. Also, please note that they have changed the items you may NOT include, which are: used items, candy of any kind, gum, food, seeds, drink mixes, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, war related items, toothpaste or any type of breakable items such as globes or glass.
Be sure to pray for all the people involved with this program worldwide and, of course, the child that will receive your box(es). May the Lord open the hearts of children around the world to the hearing and receiving of the greatest gift - Jesus Christ.