Hopefully, all of you know what these bright red and green boxes mean. They mean joy for millions of children around the world. They mean the warmth of Christian love. They mean, "We are all one family in Jesus!" They are the Christmas Shoeboxes!
Last year our church took (I think) 22 boxes to the drop-off location in New Bern. But this year we have over 22 boxes already! (Yippee!!) And this coming Tuesday evening, we'll be gathering together with more empty boxes, and more gifts, and assembling yet more boxes to go.
The congregation has been bringing fun gifts for the children this week.
This morning we enjoyed looking through all the goodies and discovering what we need yet to buy.
Candy, toys, toiletries, hair fashion, clothing, art supplies -- all these make children smile around the world. Have you made a Christmas Shoebox? Find a church near you that participates in Operation Christmas Child. It brings joy to the givers and the recipients.