Trinity Lutheran & Providence Preparatory
2018 Operation Christmas Child Collection
Pack Your Shoebox
a. Fill an average size cardboard or plastic shoebox (see suggestions). Wrap it if you want!
b. Indicate on the label what gender and age child the gifts are for.
c. Pray, pray, pray over that box! Add a picture or note to personalize.
d. Turn it in to Trinity or Providence with $9 no later than November 11th or call Beth Ewing at 979-645-0441 to arrange for a meet-up / pickup.
Don’t have time to pack a shoebox? Please consider donating $9, $18, or $27
to cover the cost of shipping and project costs for someone else’s shoebox.
What Happens to Your Shoebox
Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.
Pastors around the world host shoebox distributions in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients.
Discipleship & Multiplication
As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.
A WOW toy! Dolls, soccer balls with pumps, and stuffed animals are big hits.
2 Toothbrushes (no paste)
Comb / Hairbrush
Lip Balm (non medicated)
Hammer / Nails
Screwdriver / Screws
Undies / T-Shirts
Plastic Bowls / Metal Silverware (Wal-Mart kitchen area for .88, butter knives are ok)
Paper out of package / sm & med notebooks
String back pack
Fill it with Toys!
Sm Stuffed Animals
DO NOT INCLUDE
Candy, food, toothpaste, used items, war-related items including toy soldiers & guns, knives, seeds, liquids, lotions, medications, vitamins, glass, snow globes, or aerosol cans.
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