The kids and I have really enjoyed participating in Operation Christmas Child for the second year in a row. For those of you who don’t know about this mission, I recommend you visit the Samaritan’s Purse website and learn all about it. The kids have watched so many of the videos (I get teary with all of them). They love to watch the children’s faces when they receive their boxes. Their favorite is this video (click here) and now want to watch Duck Dynasty.
Operation Christmas Child has delivered over 100,000,000 shoe boxes to children all over the world. For many this is the only gift that they will ever receive. Shoe boxes include small toys, hygiene products, candy, art supplies and lots of love. There are some items you can not include (chocolate, toys related to war, liquids etc.).
Last year I helped to create two boxes with my MOPS group. This year our family helped to make 4 boxes. The kids in our co-op made 7 boxes, my sister and mom did another box and our small MOPS group did 12 boxes. The church where our MOPS group meets is a collection site for Operation Christmas child and this week is the week for collection. They are expecting over 1,000 boxes at their site and it is just one collection site of 4,000 across the country.
It is not too late to pack a shoe box and change the life of a child. You have until Monday to pack it and drop it off at a collection site (click here to find one) or you can pack a virtual box online.