What if a shoebox was just the first step to following Christ?
Every shoebox gift delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God's amazing love. But a shoebox is just the beginning. It also presents an opportunity in nearly 75 countries for our church partners to invite children into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. This year, we would love to get everyone at FBC Live Oak involved in reaching as many children as possible!
We are excited to host a church-wide Packing Party on Sunday, November 11 at 6pm in the FMB auditorium. This is always an incredible time for our church to join together in a mission effort of international proportions!
Wonder how you can join in on the OCC mission? Here's just a few of the ways you can participate:
- DONATE ITEMS FOR THE PACKING PARTY - Between now and November 11, pick up some of the suggested shoebox items and drop them off in the OCC collection bins around the church campus. A list of suggested items can be found here.
- COME TO THE PACKING PARTY - This is where the fun really happens! On November 11, come join us at 6pm as we take all of the donated items and pack them into shoeboxes. This simple gift is a great way to help spread the love of Christ to others this Christmas season.
- PACK A SHOEBOX AS A FAMILY - If you would like to pack a shoebox as a project for your family, click here for some helpful tips on how to get started! You can pick up a pre-printed OCC shoebox in either the Sanctuary and FMB foyers. Completed shoeboxes can be dropped off in any of the OCC collection bins around the church campus.
- HELP WITH SHIPPING COST - Each shoebox filled at the Packing Party will cost $9 to ship to its destination. Join with others by helping share in the cost for sending these boxes around the world. You can donate online here.
It's that simple! Thank you for your participation with this incredible project! For more info, you can visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ, or watch the video below: