Thank you for your support of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a project of Samaritan’s Purse, over the years. Many children have been blessed with your gifts, notes of encouragement and family pictures, and the follow up Bible studies. This year, collection week is November 16-23 and at this time the thought is there still will be local drop off points for boxes. Since our church will not be a drop off-collection point this year, you might like another option, which is to build a box online. You select, as always, the child’s gender and age group and click to donate from a variety of school supplies and fun gifts. You can also include a personal note and even a family picture. The link is www.samaritanspurse.com/buildabox. Please also visit the OCC and Samaritan’s Purse website for informational videos and future announcements about local box drop off points. If you wish, there are some OCC cardboard shoeboxes in the mailroom at church and OCC is still accepting your gifts in any shoebox size container of cardboard or plastic. Thank you for your support of OCC and from the children who will be greatly blessed.