Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samritan's Purse. Samaritan's Purse is a worldwide Christian organization that exists to help those in need.
Operation Christmas Child encourages people to pack shoeboxes, for boys and/or girls, with as many small Christmas gifts as will fit! They ship these boxes to overseas countries where the impact made for the Kingdom of God is astonishing!
Smyrna is now a part of the year-round engagement. That means that we want to store up items for these shoe boxes all year long! During each month of the year we will post an "item of the month" for you to purchase (for extremely little cost). It may be socks or toothbrushes, etc, and at the end of the year we will hopefully have many, many more shoe boxes to send to the children in need all across the world.
For more information please talk to Chena Crocker, Angie Adkins, Larry Caramela, or email Pastor Joe at email@example.com