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Operation Christmas Child (KICKOFF)
October 8, 2017
Operation Christmas Child is a Ministry Project sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse which Connect Church partners with. Every shoe-box gift is an excellent resource for evangelism and discipleship which leads to the multiplication of new believers and churches around the world. Local Christians host an outreach event where they share the Gospel and invite children to participate in follow-up discipleship. The message is full of colorful pictures and Scripture presented in child-friendly way. After boys and girls hear the Good News, they receive a surprise that may be their first gift ever. They hold in their hands a tangible expression of God’s love. In addition to hearing the Gospel before they receive their shoe-box gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a storybook that shares the message of salvation. With the Apostle John as narrator, the booklet shares 11 Scripture stories and invites children to follow Christ. Children take this home to share with family and friends. It is used in more than 80 languages.
You can start it all with a simple gift.
Grab your box starting on Sunday, October 8th
- Fill it with great age appropriate gifts. (Gift Suggestions)
Return it on either Wednesday, November 8th or Sunday, November 12th.