MPCC 2021 Goal:
It's Shoebox Season!
By partnering with Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, we can bless millions of children around the world with a gift-filled shoebox.
Please join us MPCC church during Missions Week 2021 in the following activities to get this years 200 boxes ready to send.
Thurs. Oct. 7: Prepare jewelry and hair accessory kits, wrap washcloths around soap and assemble soccer ball kits
Wed. Oct. 12th & 19th - folding shoeboxes before ROOTS 5:30
Wed. Oct. 27th (Missions Week) During ROOTS all parents are welcome to join the students to hear more about OCC and go to the gym and pre-fill water bottles with school supplies and decorate shoeboxes
Sun. Oct. 31st 11:20 – 11:45 ENTIRE CHURCH PACKING PARTY – ALL ARE WELCOME
The Greatest Journey
It's Shoebox Season!
Shoebox season is here, which means we once again have the privilege to help share the Good News of Jesus Christ with millions of boys and girls around the world—like Stefana in Madagascar.
Twelve–year–old Stefana was thrilled when he opened his gift–filled box and found a new pair of shoes that fit him just right. The special present helped him see God's love for him. Stefana and five other family members then began attending church. They all prayed to receive Christ as Savior and were recently baptized! “Stefana is a special boy,” his pastor said. “He loves learning God's Word.” And it all started with a shoebox!
“Every box is an opportunity to reach a
child with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
President, Samaritan's Purse
Why $9? - A donation of $9 per shoebox gift is critical for Operation Christmas Child. It provides for:
Collection - After shoebox gifts are dropped off at nearly 5,000 locations around the United States each year in November, trucks transport the precious cargo to eight different processing centers.
Processing - Eight processing center warehouses around the country are secured so that thousands of volunteers can inspect the shoebox gifts and prepare them for international shipment.
Shipping to Over 100 Countries - Ships, trucks, and airplanes transport millions of shoeboxes to the countries where they will be distributed. Once there, local churches use many modes of transportation to get them to children in need as a tangible expression of God's love.
Gospel Materials - Your $9 donation to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, helps us train and equip local churches to use our Ministry Partner Guide. This resource shows churches how to share the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ in a child-friendly way.
Your donation also provides The Greatest Gift Gospel Booklets, which are written in the children's language and distributed along with shoebox gifts.
The Greatest Journey is a 12-lesson discipleship course designed for Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipients. Children who participate in the program learn how to follow Christ and share Him with others. As they do, entire families and communities are transformed by the power of the Gospel, and churches are started.
Every $6 gift provides one more child with an opportunity to learn about God’s love for them as they study the Bible and are taught by a trained local teacher. Upon completion of the course, they receive a graduation certificate and a New Testament in their own language. https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/the-greatest-journey/
New this Fall:
We are offering free OCC cardboard boxes to any families that would like to start collecting and packing a box at home. They are available to pick up in the back of the church lobby by the RED OCC tub. Directions for packing & “Following” your box will be on the table.
In a few clicks from a computer, the page allows people to choose items to include in a shoebox with a letter and photo. Samaritan’s Purse will pack and ship the shoebox for a donation of $25.