Operation Christmas Child 2013

This year we're gearing up again for our annual family tradition - Operation Christmas Child! This year has also been a first for us to receive a letter from a shoebox recipient from Malawi! It is also the first year where little one made friendship bracelets, and met with his friends  to make homemade crafts for their shoeboxes. 

Teaching empathy, compassion, selflessness, and love through the simple act of making crafts for other children is priceless! Having also received a letter from a very grateful little boy goes beyond our dreams, and it is a testament on how we change the life of a child by sharing the love of God through a simple gift of a shoebox. 

Throughout the year, I’ve also been saving and preparing for this year’s shoe boxes. I was excited to participate in a $10 challenge to fill a shoebox with school supplies.

National Collection Week is from November 18-25, 2013. You can still participate!

Need more ideas, or inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board:

Follow Frances's board Operation Christmas Child & Shoe Box Ideas on Pinterest.
However, if you feel that the deadline is too close you can always participate with Build a Shoebox On-Line!

During this holiday season make a difference in a child's life - pack a shoebox, and may God bless you abundantly!  

Thank you, and if you want to take a look at  past year's participation click here, and here.

Have you participated in Operation Christmas Child before? Perhaps another ministry? Please comment, like, pin or share!