Operation Chrilstmas Child partners with churches worldwide to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After recieving shoebox gifts, many children are discipled through a Bible study course called "The Greatest Journey", where they learn to become faithful followers of Christ and share their faith with others.
This year GBC is excited to partner with Samaritans Purse to bring the Gospel to many nations through a simple gift. Here's how you can help:
- Get a shoebox for a girl or boy. Use an empty, average sized cardboard or plastic shoebox. You can wrap the box if you prefer. (Wrap the lid seperatley)
- Include a "Wow" toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal.
- Fill with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to fill the box completley. A missionary through Sudan Interior Mission offers some advice on his blog post here: http://garrett.with.sim.org/index.php/archives/1675
- Most importantly, PRAY for the child who will recieve your gift. Include a personal note and photo.
- Include a $7 donation to help cover shipping. If you do this online, you can follow your box via Operation Christimas Child's website.
- Drop off your Shoebox in our Courtyard Nov 8th or 15th.
For more information, please contact the Church office at 925-676-1584