OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world since 1993 to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children in need in 160 countries. Each one—packed full of fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items by a family or individual—is sent with prayer that the child who receives it will experience God’s love through these simple gifts.
These shoebox gifts are an opportunity to share the Gospel and “declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3). Through gift-filled shoeboxes, we are bringing good news and great joy to children in Africa, Asia, Europe, Central America, and South America.
Boys and girls are coming to Christ and leading their families to follow Him, too. Churches are being planted and new generations of evangelists are rising up through “The Greatest Journey”, a discipleship program just for shoebox recipients.
In-person shoeboxes need to be turned in by Sunday, November 15th.
Lanny Tanton is the Pastor at The Bible Church of the Lakes in Horseshoe Bay, Texas – just outside of Marble Falls. Pastor Tanton welcomes you to our website and hopes that you’ll enjoy reading these insightful blog posts. Please contact us if you have further questions!!