Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Operation Christmas Boxes


After school I told Lucy we had a project to do and I needed her help! But first look how sweet my kids are cuddled together in my chair. 
I'm glad they love each other. 

Operation Christmas Child is put on my Samaritan's Purse. It supplies children in different countries who are in need with a gift filled with basic needs and a few surprises. This may be the only gift that many children ever receive. The treasures inside show that someone cares for them and gives them an opportunity to experience the love of God. 

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.


So I went to the walmart and the target and picked up our supplies. I read that each child will only receive one gift from Operation Christmas Child in their lifetime and this might be the only gift they ever receive... So I put a lot of pressure on myself and bought everything I thought this kid might need. Good news I did it. Bad news I can't get all the stuff in the box....

We are doing three boxes. 1 for each of our kids and 1 in replace of a birthday gift for a friend. 
Each of our boxes will contain: 
underwear- 2 pairs
2 shirts
A hammer
2 screwdrivers
1 tape measure
toothbrushes/toothpaste/toothbrush holder
soap/soapbox/washcloth
nailclippers
flashlight
cup
soccer ball/pump
carrying bag

So far this is what our boxes look like... I think I'm just going to tape that sucker down and hope someone has some scissors. 

This is a great mission project to do with children. Lucy was very aware of what we were doing and who we were doing it for and why we were doing it. Information can be found on the website if you are interested in doing a box for a child!

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

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