Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Samaritan's Purse - Love in a box
Collecting for Christmas 2013
Deadline for submission 4th November
Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's Christmas project, bringing joy into the lives of underprivileged children since 1990. Last year, nearly 1.2 million shoeboxes were packed with gifts and goodies and sent from the UK to children who need them most in some of the toughest parts of the world, including Haiti. In most cases the shoebox will be the only Christmas present that child will receive.
Our Benefice is again supporting the Shoebox Appeal - it is an excellent way in which we, as Christians, can make a real difference to the lives of very underprivileged children. As we approach Christmas, we give thanks to God for the greatest gift - the gift of His only Son to our world and to us individually. Supporting the Shoebox appeal is a very practical way of giving thanks to God for the gift of unconditional and unending love in Christ, by passing on some of that love to a child who is a lot less fortunate than us.
Please consider supporting the Shoebox Appeal. Information leaflets, containing full details, are to be found at the back of all the churches. Please then pass your completed Shoebox to a Churchwarden for passing on to the co-ordinator. The deadline for handing in the completed Shoeboxes is the 4th November, as they need to be taken to a collection point at the beginning of November.
If you want to know more about Operation Christmas Child then please visit http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/.
If you require details about how to pack the shoebox please visit their How to pack your shoebox page.