What goes in is fun......what comes out is eternal!
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Each year hundreds of thousands of shoeboxes are packed with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies. Each box represents one child that will be prayed for and to whom the Gospel message will be sent.
As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language.
Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and gives them an opportunity to experience the love of God.
Through the efforts of local believers on Samaritan's Purse National Leadership Team, entire communities are being evangelized as shoebox gifts are delivered. Some of these areas do not have any existing church.
DVCC will be participating in Operation Christmas Child from now until November 24th. There will be a packing party that evening hosted by the Youth Group. Here's how you can help:
-Pack a shoebox yourself
(For detailed instructions, click here.)
-Donate small items that can be used to pack a shoebox.
(Place the unwrapped items in the bin in DVCC's foyer.)
-Donate money that will be used to purchase items for shoeboxes.
(Make checks out to "DVCC" and place in the shoebox in the foyer.)