As we start the planning, preparation and excitement for the season ahead- a season of celebration, thankfulness and plenty, let’s not fail to be purposed in reaching out, in God’s love, to those less fortunate.
Being involved in the world-wide mission of Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, is a wonderful way to participate in the giving of a simple, yet powerful gift to children in need. Children who may have never heard of Jesus and the hope He brings.
At Island Christian Church, we are currently collecting items to pack in ‘shoe box’ gifts to be sent to needy children all over the world. Our annual shoe box gift Packing Party, scheduled for November 19, is when we will use all the items we have collected to pack up (and pray over) hundreds of shoe box gifts. November 14-21 is National Collection Week- when so many churches, including ours, act as a drop off center for all the very generous folks who will pack up their own shoe box gifts in the coming weeks.
Please consider getting involved in preparing for this uniquely special event. We need your donations, practical help, and prayer- of course! Visit www.islandchristian.com/OCC to see how you can help make this year’s Operation Christmas Child a success! Together, we can share the gift of HOPE this season.