Operation Christmas Child: The Countdown Begins

August 9th 2016 No comments yet  

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August might seem a little early to start a countdown to Christmas, but when you have an important gift to give, it’s good to plan ahead. Every year, Stonebriar begins the Christmas season by collecting shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Collection dates for this year run from October 30 through November 13. Will your box be ready?

Operation Christmas Child (a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse) sends shoebox gifts full of toys and hygiene items to children in developing countries worldwide. These colorful boxes carry everything from teddy bears to bars of soap, and boxes are delivered with a booklet that presents the Gospel in each child’s native language. While the boxes bring joy to young lives, the booklets bring hope for eternity as children and families receive the love of Christ. For a glimpse of the impact your gift could have, check out the video below.

If you want to help share the Good News and great joy with a child this Christmas, start gathering items for your shoebox today. Find further details on our website.

Written by Patricia Krecklow


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