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Operation Christmas Child

What is Operation Christmas Child?

Living Word is actively involved in supporting Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Each November we give an opportunity for the congregation to pack shoe boxes to send to children around the world. It's always a great time for families! See below for some useful tips on preparing your shoe boxes, taken from the Operation Christmas Child website.

How to Pack a Shoebox

1. Shoebox

Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box, lid separately, but wrapping is not required.

2. Boy or Girl

Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box.

3. Fill with Gifts

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child.

4. Include $7 Donation Per Box

Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $7 for each gift you prepare.

5. Pray

Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.

6. Drop Off

Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and bring it to Living Word by Sunday, Nov 16th.

Gift Suggestions

Samaritan's Purse has put together a fantastic guide for what to include and what not to include in the shoebox. You can find that guide by visiting this link.

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Scripture Reading Plan

Dec 19, 2018 - 1 Samuel 9-10

Saul Chosen to Be King

9:1 There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth. 2 And he had a son whose name was Saul, a handsome young man. There was not a man among the people of Israel more handsome than he. From his shoulders upward he was taller than any of the people.

3 Now the donkeys of…

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