Operation christmas Child

Every year at this time we partner with Samaritan's Purse to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  What is Operation Christmas Child?  Glad you asked...

Operation Christmas Child is a fun and easy project that anyone can get involved in.  Through simple gifts Operation Christmas Child brings good news and great joy to children all over the world.  Basically, you and your family pack a shoebox with little things children would like, then Samaritan's Purse adds a Gospel booklet and sends them to children in need all over the world.  The children experience the love of Christ through these simple gifts and they get the Gospel message in their own language.  


How can you help?

1.  Pack a Shoebox (or 3) 

2.  Pray for the children receiving the shoeboxes

3.  Volunteer to pack the cartons on the 21st

4.  Tell your friends and encourage them to get involved

5.  Donate money to cover the shipping costs

Visit the display in the foyer with the green and red boxes for more information or contact Betsy Branson 505-870-2587

National Collection Week is Nov. 15-22 BUT we have to have them in Albuquerque by Monday the 22nd so that means you need to drop your completed box off at the church by SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21!

If you really can't pack a physical box to bring to the church...

YOU CAN PACK A SHOEBOX ONLINE...Just CLICK HERE!!!! so it counts towards our goal!

How to Pack a Shoebox

1.  Pick up a red and green cardboard shoebox in the foyer or you can purchase a plastic one at

      Hobby Lobby.  (Please use the red and green Operation Christmas Child printed boxes.  They

      are a lot easier to pack in the cartons when we need to box them up).

2.  Choose the gender and age-range of the child you want to provide a box for.

3.  Fill the box with a "wow" toy, school supplies, hygiene items, other gifts.  (Be sure to pick up        a  "How to Pack a Shoebox" flyer for specific do's/don'ts and age ranges).  

4.  Include $9 in your box to cover the shipping cost.

5.  Return the box to the church by Sunday, November 21 at NOON.

6.  Pray for the recipient of your box.