Linda Logsdon gives direction to Samaritans Purse’s (headed by Franklin Graham) shoe box efforts in the region of St. Louis and eastern Missouri. Kim Smith leads her local church in increasing from the 600 shoe boxes sent last year … to a goal of 1,500 shoe boxes from her church this year. They talk about their focus … and their joy… in being involved in Operation Christmas Child, preparing shoe boxes of gifts of love for children worldwide, urging many others to join them in doing it. All kinds of ideas and promotional helps in developing Operation Christmas Child can be found at www.samaritanspurse.org , including the location of several “drop off” points in and near your zip code.
As I write, there is still time for you to take part in the 2010 effort (- this year’s National Collection Week is Nov. 15 – 22) to bring great joy to children who will not otherwise receive gifts in the Name of the world’s greatest gift, Jesus. Each child is given a booklet providing the gospel to the child, family and friends. This year’s goal is to … one shoe box at a time … exceed the 8.1 million distributed worldwide last year.
Any one person can bring a single shoebox to a collection location.
If you miss out on it in 2010, the same wonderful opportunity is planned in future years … until Jesus, who came to earth 2000 years ago … comes back the second time! Wouldn’t we be thrilled for Jesus to find us involved in Operation Christmas Child – and similar acts of love — when he returns!
Elsewhere on www.haroldhendrick.com you can hear Operation Christmas Child’s National Spokesperson –Mary Damron of Appalachia – in a 5-minute very moving video with Franklin Graham talk about it. Be inspired as you click on … http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:F0uA0MCxcKsJ:www.tangle.com/view_video%3Fviewkey%3D689af28aa2b02b887749+mary+damron+bio&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us