Operation Christmas Child

It’s Time to Pack your Shoebox Gift!

Have you heard of Operation Christmas Child? It’s a wonderful ministry though Samaritan’s Purse that allows us to send a shoebox of gifts to a child in a third world country for Christmas. This gift is often the only gift they have ever received.  Our family has been able to participate in this wonderful program for at least the last 9 years and we love it!

I believe the most important thing in getting my kids involved is that it shows them how important it is to give to bless others. We love printing our labels to track our boxes online to see where they will end up.  Last year all of our boxes went to Botswana!!  This year I inserted a picture of our family and a note with our return address telling them we are praying for them even though we don’t know them, but Jesus does and loves them so much!  

As a result of these shoeboxes the kids in other countries get an opportunity to do The Greatest Journey, the follow up discipleship program of Operation Christmas Child.  Millions of children have made the decision of accepting Christ as their Savior and that is THE GREATEST GIFT!!

Leigh Ann Lucas