The count is in! This year 800 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes were packed on the Sunshine Coast. This exceeded the number of 753 packed last year! Praise the Lord for everyone’s help and donations and teamwork!!

“Declare His glory among the nations” Psalm 96:3. When you pack shoeboxes, Operation Christmas child works with churches around the world to deliver them to children living in war, poverty and disaster. Each box is a powerful expression of hope, joy and love but that’s only the beginning. Shoebox gifts open the doors for Samaritans Purse to work with local leaders to address needs such as safe water and improved farming methods. More importantly, shoebox gifts open the door for children to hear about God’s greatest gift – Jesus. May God bless you as you pack some boxes to bring hope to those desperately needing some in their lives.

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