Sunday, November 8, 2015

31 Days of Prayer for Operation Christmas Child - Day 24

Today pray for the press events taking place at various Processing Centers including Orange County, Denver, Dallas, and Charlotte. Pray for wisdom with the media and clear communication of the ministry's heart.

God has entrusted us with certain resources and we want to be faithful in managing these blessings.
Praying together, let’s covenant to be good stewards of what He has given us the privilege and responsibility to oversee.

BOONE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2015 — Reaching more than 11 million children with Christmas joy takes a massive, year-round effort. That’s why, whether it’s August or December, generous volunteers across the United States are partnering with the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. Through the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, kids, families, churches and groups create gifts by filling shoeboxes with a “wow” item—like a doll or soccer ball—and other fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. These gifts can make a significant difference in the lives of children in need worldwide.  “At any given time, there are more than 8,500 volunteers across the United States making important progress in our effort to collect as many gift-filled shoeboxes as possible,” said Randy Riddle, Operation Christmas Child Director in the United States. “Each shoebox gift represents one more child who will learn he or she is loved and not forgotten.”  
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 124 million children in more than 150 countries and territories. In 2015, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 11 million children.

How U.S. Residents Can Join the Effort:  PACK A SHOEBOX GIFT — Fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement or visit to virtually pack a shoebox through an online tool. The shoebox gift may be the first gift a child has ever received!

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