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Operation Christmas Child

by | Sep 21, 2010 | Pastors’ Blog

Kids On Mission church outreach/mission – Operation Christmas Child. It is truly a blessing for our church to have the opportunity to help less fortunate children through this special ministry. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled show boxes and the good news of God’s love. Children from ages 2 – 14 will be receiving these special boxes. Kids On Mission will pack boxes, write letters, draw pictures, and prepare the boxes to be shipped.

Deadline – September 30th
Pick up empty shoe boxes in fellowship hall or just bring items and place them in drop-off containers.

Suggested Items:
Small toys – cars, balls dolls, stuffed animals, yo-yos, Slinky, harmonicas, hand held games w/batteries, jump ropes, etc.
School supplies – pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, colored pencils, stamps and ink pad sets, small coloring books, small writing pads, calculators.
Hygiene items – toothbrush, toothpaste, bar soap, combs, brush, wash cloths, nail clippers.
Other items – hard candy, lollipops, gum, sunglasses, flashlight w/batteries, ball caps, socks, T-shirts, toy jewelry (necklaces & braclets), hair clips and bows, watches, small picture books, fun stickers – anything fun that will fit in a shoe box.

Items NOT to bring:
Ÿ Used items.
Ÿ War-related items (toy guns, toy soldiers, knives, etc.)
Ÿ Perishable items (chocolate, canned foods, crackers, etc.)
Ÿ Liquids (shampoo, lotion, bubbles, etc.)
Ÿ Medicines (vitamins, cough drops, ointment, etc.)
Ÿ Breakable items (mirrors, china dolls, etc.)

We pray that your family will find it a great privilege to minister to children and their families through Operation Christmas Child. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org for more information about this outreach. Please be in prayer with your family as Sylvania Church reaches out to other parts of the world and shares God’s word and great love for them!

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