Operation Christmas is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1993 Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 168 million shoeboxes to children in over 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. 

Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts lead to evangelism, discipleship, and the multiplication of believers and churches.

Collection has begun!

Below are some donation suggestions for August:

                               SCHOOL SUPPLIES                        "WOW" ITEMS                                               CLOTHING

                               notebooks                                         dolls                                                                t-shirts

                               pencils                                              small stuffed animals                                      athletic shorts

                               ink pens                                            toy cars                                                           flip-flops

                               markers                                            deflated soccer ball with pump                       socks

                               colored pencils                                 jump ropes                                                      hats

                               rulers                                                yo-yos                                                             pajamas

                                                                                        playing cards                                                   nightgowns


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Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.



Living Water mobilizes churches and communities to cultivate sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, and an ongoing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Time and time again we have seen these lasting benefits pave the way for people to flourish -- through good health, improved education, stable livelihoods, and thriving relationships.

We've been helping communities gain first-time access to safe water for more than 25 years. Whether it's from a hand pump, a rain catchment system, a protected spring, or a tap, water changes everything -- but water is only the beginning.

Living Water mobilizes churches and communities to create sustainable water programs. Recognizing that the physical and spiritual are always intertwined, we strive to faithfully demonstrate and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ as we serve alongside church and community members. We build relationships, ask questions, listen, and tell stories and return. In each community, it is our hope to see local churches equipped and motivated to carry on this integral ministry long after we are gone. 

We are sending a well drilling team to El Salvador!

MARCH 2019