Barna, a respected research group on spiritual indicators in society recently reported that only 17% of churchgoers could say what the Great Commission is and sadly 51% said they never even heard of it. Operation Christmas Child has reached out in many places, to many children, for many years, with a simple message, “Jesus Loves You!” Sure, just a shoebox of simple gifts, it’s the note you include inside, it’s your prayers for a child and their family you will never meet this side of heaven, it’s the Word of God in their own language, and the follow up Sunday School classes that are offered that made the difference. The greatest gift is the message of salvation and the love of Jesus Christ for that child you have shared. It’s a wonderful family project so please pick up a shoebox, directions brochure, sample letter format (can be filled in or write your own and include a photo if you wish) and stickers in the Upper Gathering Space here at church outside Grace Hall. Then bring the boxes back to that same place any time before November 20 and they will be delivered to the regional processing center.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…..” Matthew 28:19(ESV)