Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
Ochre Hill Baptist Church members have participated in Operation Christmas Child for several years. Last year the church packed 237 shoeboxes. This is a church-wide yearlong project. Every month a particular item is collected and finally in November the whole church participates in a huge packing party where everyone joins together to pack our boxes. Members then travel to Charlotte to the processing center to volunteer in the next step—preparing the shoeboxes for shipment overseas. This is one of the church’s most rewarding mission projects.