I was so excited that the kid’s school and our church both partnered with Operation Christmas Child this year. I know some of you guys are OCC Shoebox rock stars and you had you boxes packed ages ago. You are inspiring! But for some of the rest of us good intentions led to November when I realized, “Oh my goodness we haven’t packed our boxes yet!” I’m here to tell you, it’s not to late! But we are down to the wire. National Collection Week is November 16–23. That’s next week. The time is now!
There are guidelines as to what goes into the shoe boxes so make sure to check those out!
We took an afternoon and went on a shopping spree. The kids have so much fun doing this. They each got to pick out items for a box for someone their own age. I figure this way the things chosen are actually things a child that age would want. Now we pray that the right child with similar tastes is united with our boxes!
Don’t forget to label and include $7 shipping. You can even register and print out tracking labels!
When I pack the shoe boxes I see faces. Those beautiful faces of the kids I met in Peru on a distribution trip. What a neat ministry this is to families across the world!