There’s less than two weeks to go until our Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal finishes for 2013.
Operation Christmas Child has delivered 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in the last 23 years and it’s our privilege to be part of it again this year.
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Last year we at CEC managed to collect 50 boxes that were taken away to be checked, sorted, and distributed to those in need in Serbia.
We also had the privilege of watching a live shoebox-unpacking via a webcast from Belarus, a great experience as we saw the joy that these simple gifts bring.
Putting a shoebox together doesn’t need to take very long, and only needs to cost around £10, but it’s impact is priceless. You’re encouraged to write a letter or send a photo with your box so that the receiving child can know a bit about the donor who packed their box.
We’ll be collecting shoeboxes until Sunday 17th November when as part of our 11.00am church service we will be praying for the boxes and their recipients.
You can find out more about the Operation Christmas Child scheme by going to their website at www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk