Riverside will be kicking off our Operation Christmas Child ministry on October 25! Church members pack shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene supplies, $7 for shipping, and other small gifts, and Samaritan’s Purse delivers them to children around the world. Those children also get a gospel tract in their language and are invited to take part in a 12 week discipleship program.
Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Ask your MPACT group if anyone would like to to serve on the Riverside Operation Christmas Child team. We will have a booth in the foyer for several Sundays and need volulnteers to staff it and to help put together cardboard boxes that were purchased from Samaritan’s Purse. Email KimBetts31@gmail.com for more information.
2. Pack shoeboxes with your MPACT group, or collect items and shipping money for our church Packing Party on November 8 from 12-2 pm in the FLC gym. These can be delivered to Families of Faith MPACT group. You can get more information here about what to pack: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/
3. Pray for this ministry, and for the children who will receive boxes.
Boxes will be due back to Riverside on November 15.
If you would like me to come to your MPACT group to talk about Operation Christmas Child and bring a sample box, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what date/time work best. Thank you for your support!