What's New At Grace
Yes, the season is here to come together as a church family to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a ministry that spreads love, joy, and the gospel message to unreached children all over the world. The impact of this simple act of kindness cannot be underestimated – it has the power to transform lives and create lasting memories.
500 Shoeboxes, 500 Opportunities
This year, our goal is to pack 500 shoeboxes filled with gifts, essentials, and the message of hope. Each shoebox is a unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the life of a child who might never have experienced the joy of receiving a gift before. These shoeboxes carry with them the love of our church family and the love of Christ, touching hearts and spreading smiles to the farthest corners of the globe.
Shoeboxes Ready to Be Filled
Are you wondering where to get the shoeboxes? No worries! Expect the shoeboxes to arrive in October, ready for you to pack. You can also use your own adult-sized shoebox if you prefer. Let your creativity shine as you decorate and fill the box with items that will brighten a child's day.
Sponsor a Box for $45
The cost to ship a shoebox is just $10 – a small investment that results in a priceless impact. While the shipping cost is separate, it's essential to consider the value of the contents inside. Most shoeboxes fill for about $35, ensuring that each child receives a thoughtful and meaningful assortment of gifts.
Important Dates to Remember
Mark your calendars! Items need to be returned by October 22nd to ensure timely shipping. And don't miss out on the exciting packing party scheduled for November 11th from 8 am to noon. It's an opportunity to come together as a community, share laughter and stories, and pack the shoeboxes.
Reaching the Ends of the Earth
Last year, our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes brought joy to children in the Philippines and Haiti. The impact of these simple gifts is far-reaching, and you can even track your shoebox online to see where it ends up.
Spreading the Gospel
The heart of Operation Christmas Child lies not just in the gifts, but also in the gospel message. While you can include a Bible in the shoebox, it's important to note that children will also receive a Bible in their own language through the Great Journey discipleship course.
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