It is time once again to get your shoebox of Christmas gifts for Operation Christmas Child ready. Operation Christmas Child is an outreach ministry of Samaritan's Purse which gives the shoeboxes to needy children all around the world. This year I am sending a shoe box for a little girl from age five to nine years old. A few years back, I helped out at the distribution center in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was amazed at the size of the building and the number of boxes. I have talked with people who have handed out the shoeboxes to the children and they said it was a great blessing to see the happiness of the children.
Samaritan's Purse started Operation Christmas Child in 1993. This year you need to drop off your shoeboxes at Collection Centers in your area during the week of November 17 - 24. For more information on Operation Christmas Child go to Samaritan's Purse's web site.