Operation Christmas Child…One Week Left!

“What goes in a shoebox gift is fun…what comes out is eternal.”
~ Samaritan’s Purse

  We had our annual shopping and packing parties!

Shopping! Packing! A box for a girl. A box for a boy. Little packer. Excited!

It is such an honor to be able to share Jesus’ love through a box of trinkets. As a family we cherish these opportunities to serve others and pray for kids who are the same ages as our own children. It’s amazing when we imagine how much our box will mean to a child on the other side of the world.

All you need is a box…

A box.

…some stuff…

Some stuff.

notes to make it personal…

Writing notes. Making it personal. Our notes.

…some prayer…

Praying together for the children who receive our boxes.

…and a shipping label.

Shipping labels. Attached label.

Just like that, they’re ready to deliver to a nearby drop-off location!

A stack of boxes.

It’s that fun and easy!

I want to encourage you to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child if you haven’t already. You can read more about it here. This has been a wonderful tradition for our family for the last few years and it’s one we’ve all come to enjoy and look forward to. It has opened our eyes to the needs of these children and hopefully has impacted our world in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. These families are hearing about Jesus, some for the very first time! National Collection Week is November 17th-24th, 2014 so pack a box while you still can. You won’t regret it.

Excited about packed boxes!


4 thoughts on “Operation Christmas Child…One Week Left!

  1. Beth says:

    Such a great idea with your kids. I love the note that your kids wrote too! My daughter Andrea sent out a evite to do it with a lot of her friends together this Friday, so I’m bringing my things to pack together. We’ll then take a group picture and have a time of prayer for the kids.

  2. Kayla says:

    This is one of our favorite family traditions! I like that you put them in reusable totes, I’m definitely going to do that this year. By the way, your kids are the sweetest! 🙂

    • Haha! Thanks. Someone once told me how much the kids or families can use the totes for other things (they’re sturdier, can get wet, can keep bugs out, etc.) after they get the gifts. So, if you can, reusable totes is the way to go!! Happy packing!

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