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Socks and Shoeboxes!

Socks and Shoeboxes!
Operation Christmas Child 2014
We are building a bridge of love to children all around the world by
packing shoe boxes full of goodies.

This has been the greatest Socktober EVER at our church! Well, it’s been the only Socktober EVER at our church. But I’m guessing it won’t be the last. We have already collected over 500 pairs of socks for our Operation Christmas Child shoebox stuffing party and for 7 Bridges inner city Atlanta mission opportunity. Now all we have to do is collect enough to reach 1,000 pairs and our pastor’s will wear their craziest socks on Sunday-crazy sock day. And since part of admission to trunk or treat is a pair (or more) of socks, that won’t be a problem. Feel free to be a part of the craziness with your own fun socks on Sunday November 2 as we celebrate keeping the feet of 1,000 men, women, and children warm and clean.

And more about those shoeboxes that have been stacked everywhere around the church…

Blog102814b“What goes into a box is fun and what comes out can change lives forever.“
Last year more than 9 million children in 105 countries received boxes and an opportunity to hear the Gospel and learn about embarking on the Greatest Journey of their lives. It’s not about the toys. It’s about the relationship of the children and their families to the caring Christians on a local level. It’s about God transforming their lives.
You can be a part of this! How? I thought you’d never ask!

  1. Pack a box (grab one from us, buy a plastic one, search your closet- any kind will do).
  2. Bring us any extras you can’t stuff in your box.
  3. You can just get “stuff” and we will pack it for you.
  4. You can pay for the shipping for yours and other folks ($7 a box).
  5. You can pray over your box or the 1,000’s we will collect here from the community.
  6. You can help process boxes and pray with folks during National Collection Week, November 17.
  7. Or Do it all online and keep track of where it goes and when it gets there.

November 9 is our church collection day! Bring everything by then! Present it on the altar to God. At noon, plan to attend our packing party so that you and our children can learn more and do things to make an impact! Let’s set a personal/church best by collecting and packing 1,000 boxes. The shoe boxes we pack deliver Good News and great joy to kids around the world.

Jill Jenkins
Children’s Pastor
Johns Creek Baptist Church

2 Comments. Leave new

  • I had the extreme honor of delivering shoeboxes to Honduras with Operation Christmas Child 10 years ago. I can tell you that the kids are so excited to receive them and even the little things that most kids in the US take for granted, are the biggest things to these kids. Things like candy, silly putty, socks, books, crayons, hair brushes, t-shirts, shoes, cards games, even toothbrushes and toothpaste. Be sure to include a letter and picture of your family. I helped several kids write back to families and took pictures to send back of the kids with their boxes.

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    • I love the fact that Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes give each child a chance to learn about our Savior Jesus Christ. I know two people who went on shoebox deliveries and what Sara said is so true……and don’t forget to add pencils, paper and sharpeners. For some children this becomes the only way they can go to school.
      Pack a shoebox and give the child and his or her family a chance at eternal life!

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