Operation Christmas Child

Sboxesnarellan community congregational church was involved in the filling and sending of 98 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas child. These are sent overseas as an opportunity to touch a child’s heart and share the love of Jesus Christ.

This year we did it two ways – Individuals could take an empty shoe box and personally fill it, or each month from January to August, we had a list of suitable items for filling the boxes which could be donated by the congregation. In September we had a packing party of volunteers to fill the shoeboxes, so that all filled shoeboxes could be taken to a centre in Penrith for the October packing and shipping overseas. We also provided the finance to cover the shipping costs of these boxes.

A small Bible story book on the greatest gift of all, in the child’s own language is included in the box as well as an invitation  for the child to attend a 12 week  discipleship course called The Greatest Journey , introducing children to salvation through faith in Christ.

The shoe box may be the only gift a child receives, so it is a very valuable ministry.

Go to Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Website