Operation Christmas Child
Once again this year we are pleased to be taking part in Operation Christmas Child, supporting Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organisation. Their mission is to provide worldwide local partners with shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the good news of Jesus. They arrange to ship these simple gifts overseas to children affected by war, famine, poverty, natural disaster and disease.
Our church and the wider Shinfield community enjoy filling our shoeboxes with fun and useful gifts and would welcome anyone who would like to join us this year in being part of this wonderful initiative. Shoeboxes and guidelines on what to pack are available from the church with a closing date of Sunday 4th November for returning filled boxes.
Find out more about Operation Christmas Child via the Samartians Purse website below: