Meet Our Missions: Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan's Purse)

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.

Our desire at First Corpus is to bring joy to a child's life by providing a box with gifts and to share the love of Christ. "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14). Since 1993, more than 198 million children in more than 170 countries and territories have received an Operation  Christmas

Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love. Our whole church is encouraged to participate in this annual ministry, usually in the month of October. Families are encouraged to fill shoeboxes for children of different ages with a variety of toiletries, gifts, school supplies, and toys. Many years, we will come together to fellowship and pack the boxes as a way of blessing the children and families who will receive the boxes.

Individuals can also help set up displays and distribution centers throughout the church and
other areas for accessibility.

More information will be shared soon about the Shoebox efforts for this fall. Stay tuned!

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