Saturday, November 19, 2011

Operation Christmas Child

For the past several years I have participated in ‘Operation Christmas Child’, an organization developed through the Samaritan’s Purse more than 40 years ago. Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational Christian organization that works to assist needy people all across the globe through missionary work. 

During the third week in November the organization begins taking donations for ‘Operation Christmas Child’. OCC is a global gift-exchange project where you can choose a gender and an age range of a child and fill up a shoe box with a variety of gifts they will open on Christmas and enjoy throughout the year. It is such a small yet impactful way to bring happiness to a child on Christmas.

This past week, a few team members and I journeyed out with our OCC boxes in hand on a mission to fill them up with fun gifts.

It was a great joy to run around the store picking out neat items that we hope will bring much to someone this holiday season.

As we waited in line to check out, we all began to tell about the gifts we selected.

Every box was very thoughtful and unique.

After our shopping trip was over, I reflected on the many blessings in my life. I was reminded of the truly important things and how easy it can be to make a big difference in someone's life.

Monday, November 21 is the last day boxes are being collected. I encourage you to get involved and spend a little time this weekend filling up a shoebox for a special child.
Find out more about 'Operation Christmas Child' here! 


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