Ministry Spotlight: Operation Christmas Child

This month we shine the spotlight on OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

You can help provide love and gifts to children all over the world by donating items such as
-crayons
-pencils
-ink pens
-markers
-pencil sharpeners
-SOLAR calculators
-small  balls
-jump ropes
-stuffed animals
-yo yos
-small cars
-small dolls
-toothpaste
-toothbrushes
-bars of Ivory soap
-wash cloths
-combs

These items can be dropped off at WBGL events and the WBGL studios this month.

Other Ways You Can Help

-Donate empty shoe boxes for packaging.
-Pray for for the OCC volunteers and those making donations and packing boxes.
-Pray that God will begin to prepare the hearts of the children who will receive the boxes and that these gifts might be used in a mighty way to spread the gospel and glorify God.

To find our more, or a drop off location near you, visit the Official Operation Christmas Child page

You can find more about Operation Christmas Child and get more information or contact us on Facebook at Operation Christmas Child Mattoon Relay Center or email Tina Hesse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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