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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

What is Operation Christmas Child?
"Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands—on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ." (Description from the Samaritan's Purse Website)
Here at BRCA, we would like to invite you and your child to join this year's Operation Christmas child project. This project is a life-changing outreach of Samaritan's Purse, founded by Franklin Graham, which brings joy and demonstrates God's love to millions of needy girls and boys through gift filled shoe boxes.

Thousands of organizations participated in last year's collection, and more than 7.6 million shoe boxes were delivered to hurting children in some 105 nations worldwide. These children live in difficult, even desperate circumstances, and their faces light up when they open boxes to find treasures packed just for them.

As wonderful as these expressions of kindness may be, Operation Christmas child is ultimately about sharing with children the true and lasting treasure - the message of God's greatest gift to mankind through His son, Jesus Christ. Many thousands of children and family members have committed their hearts to Christ as a result of this unique outreach.

Our Goal this year is to collect at least 100 gift filled shoe boxes!

When is Operation Christmas Child?

We will be having an informative Chapel this Friday the 26th. Since the National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12 - 19, Blue Ridge Christian Academy will have their boxes due on November the 14th.

What do I need to do?

How can you and your child become involved to help us reach our goal?

  • Pack a gift-filled shoe box!
  • Send at least $7.00 to cover the cost of shipping for one box, more if you can.
  • Pray for the salvation of the families and children that will receive the boxes.
Click the picture to the right to see the directions on how to pack a gift box a little closer.

Also, here is a link for the box labels with some directions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please click here to send Crystal Nihart an e-mail.

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