The Greatest Gift
Oct 26 11:32 AM

The Greatest Gift

Oct 26 11:32 AM
Oct 26 11:32 AM

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love
in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this
project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to
share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.
Within our congregation, MCC has been supporting the mission of OCC
for many years. Globally, more than 209 million children in more
than 170 countries and territories have received an Operation
Christmas Child shoebox. Tens of thousands of volunteers from local
churches around the world partner to present the Gospel of Jesus
Christ at festive outreach events where children are surprised with
these shoebox gifts.

This is Great News indeed, however, have you ever wondered where
your boxes go from here, and what is the eternal impact?

Christians in receiving countries are trained and equipped to share the
Good News of Jesus Christ in a child-friendly way at outreach events
(over 70,000 events were held in 2022), where children receive a
surprise shoebox gift, along with The Greatest Gift booklet.



The booklet shares Scripture passages and the message of salvation,
that the Lord Jesus is God’s Greatest Gift. The booklet is used in 97
languages, with more translations in process.
In addition to the Greatest Gift booklet, children are invited to attend a
12-lesson discipleship program called The Greatest Journey, where
children learn to follow Jesus and tell others about him! At the
graduation ceremony, they receive a certificate and colorfully
illustrated New Testament in their own language. More than 17.4
million children have made a decision to accept Jesus as their Savior
during the course. Many are now praying and sharing their faith with
family and friends.



For more information about the Greatest Journey discipleship program,
What can I do today to help support the mission of Operation
Christmas Child?

  •  Collection week is November 13th – 20th . Please plan to pack at
    least one shoebox to be donated!
  • Pray over the shoebox for the recipient child, that they will learn
    about Jesus Christ, make a decision to accept Jesus as their Savior,
    and that they will spread the Great News with friends and family! 
  • Volunteer to work a two hour shift at MCC collecting boxes from
    our community during collection week. Sign up here to volunteer:

“Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.”
Mark 10:14, ESV

Please reach out to Lisa Young Lemelin with any questions @ 505-917-2999.



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