Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

 Our church has partnered with Samaritan's Purse to provide "Christmas Boxes" to children all over the world.
 I decided a few years ago that our family would provide 6 boxes in honor
of our 6 nieces and nephews.
 The kids and I shop together and select items that are age appropriate for each kid, which this year ranged in ages from 4 to 17! We have a ton of fun shopping together for the boxes, and it is a great way for our kids to see a small way how to give back to others less fortunate and share the love of Jesus with them.
 Since we have no idea where in the world our boxes will land, we decided to send drawings and colored pages in our boxes, instead of the letters we've written in the past. We pray that our boxes make it to the destination of greatest need and that they will provide the same joy to the child as we had packing it.
Since we paid for our shipping online, we registered our boxes and received a confirmation a few weeks later that our boxes were sent to Madagascar. The boys thought that was SO cool. I told them it would be easy to remember that when they prayed for the kids who received our boxes.

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