Operation Christmas Child
Bethany Lutheran Church is sponsoring a special Christmas project called “Operation Christmas Child”.
Our goal is to have 50 full boxes and $500 collected by Sunday, November 6, 2022
It is a shoebox ministry organized by Samaritan’s Purse where special shoeboxes are filled by individuals based on age and gender and then shipped to underserved places in the world to children in need for Christmas. This ministry started in 1993 and has sent over 198 million shoeboxes to over 170 countries based on Jesus’s words of the “Great Commission”. Here is how members of Bethany can help support this ministry of outreach in Christ’s name.
1). Pick up one of the special shoeboxes on the table in the narthex along with a sheet based on age/gender as well as a “do not include” list of items and start filling with the items listed. (This is a great family project for families to learn the gift of giving!) Boxes are to be returned to the table when complete.
2). Each box costs $10 to ship abroad and we will need individuals to help support this effort. Our goal is $500 to support 50 boxes. You can designate monies in a “Designated Offering” envelope from your packet with the words “Operation Christmas Child”. You can designate as much as you want.
3). You can bring items that you feel would be good for a shoebox and deposit them in a tub next to the table in the narthex. You might want to review the various suggested items listed for ages/genders as well as the “do not send items” and bring them in for distribution.
4) You can do all of the above or one of the above, but we need people to help in this well-known project that has benefited so many children over the years.
There is a sign-up sheet on the table. Please put your name and number on it, along with the gender and age group you wish to sponsor. If you choose to do more than one child, please list that separately.
Thank you for your support!