"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Matthew 28:19-20

Operation Christmas Child


Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse that delivers shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to children around the world as a tangible expression of God’s love through the hands of local partners such as MCC to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, God’s Greatest Gift.

Since 1993, more than 198 million children in over 170 countries and territories have received a shoebox gift. Last year, in 2021 more than 10.5 million boxes were collected. The goal for 2022 is to collect over 11 million boxes to help share the gospel with children around the world.
For many years MCC has supported the mission of Operation Christmas Child, and we will once again be supporting the mission in 2022!


Options to pack a box:

  •  Fill one or several boxes (empty boxes available in lobby) and bring back to MCC no later than Sunday, November 20th .
  • If you prefer, you can build a box online. This option allows you to skip the shopping. OCC will build a box and submit it for you for an extra fee.
  •  Build-a-box online here: MCC Build-a-Box online link

Click here for a schedule of our drop off hours!

3 Strategic Paths

Local International:

MCC has two programs focusing on international students in Albuquerque. Juntos Ministries serves at-risk youth in Albuquerque's International District. International Students, Inc. (ISI) helps international students transition to life at the University of New Mexico.

Community to Community: 

In 2009 MCC joined Food for the Hungry as a Community to Community (C2C) partner in Sucre, Bolivia. We are currently working with our second Sucre "community" in Villa Margarita.

Unreached Peoples: 

MCC supports native pastors and ministries serving un-reached and under-resourced peoples for God's glory. These long-term projects currently include Operation Christmas Child and programs in India, Ethiopia, and Peru.

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