Operation Christmas Child

On the 3rd week in November at Central Baptist Church a group of volunteers got together to make small Christmas shoeboxes for children that are sent out to different places around the world. They have the community to donate their time to help to make these kids’ holidays special. When you arrive at the location you are met with open arms and a plethora of appreciation. The Shoebox Ministry makes gifts for boys and girls that are in the age categories of two to four, five to nine, and ten to fourteen. Each child receives the essentials such as a small washcloth, soap, comb, and journal. Along with those items individuals pack the box with small toys, socks, and a shirt or plush toy. The main point of their program to reach out to children that do not have as much as others. The church operates through a company called Samaritan’s Purse.

This company was founded in 1970 by Bob Pierce. After seeing the children of Korea during World War II he took action. He heard the call to help people in need and followed his Christian instinct to do so. The Samaritan’s Purse has been operating for over 30 years and still plans to continue to reach out to children in need. They have offices in Canada, Germany, and The United Kingdom. Their international headquarters is located in North Carolina. 

It only takes one person to make a change in someone’s life and this is a great way to get started. The church is always looking for volunteers and people can find out more information on their website. Don’t wait to share the gospel and do it today.


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