New Life has a team of volunteers who work year-round on gathering and organizing donations for Operation Christmas Child. In the fall, they host several shoebox-related events, and the whole church family, from the tallest to the smallest, is involved in packing gifts for children around the world.
We can't say thank you enough for all the wonderful volunteers and families who helped us make 2017 a fabulous year for giving to Operation Christmas Child! With your help, we came so close to meeting our huge goal of 200 shoeboxes - coming in at 197!!
While the deadline for turning in shoeboxes for 2017 has passed, we still NEED you! Please continue to pray for the boxes that we packed and sent, pray that God will help each box find the right child, pray for the workers who continue to handle the boxes and prepare them for distribution, and pray that God will continue to use this ministry to reach families around the world!
Following are some things we are collecting for our OCC church ministry:
- Front cover of previously used Christmas with no writing front or back
- Crocheters/Knitters - We are hoping to include prayer pockets in each shoebox this year. If you have the time we can also use small baby blankets.
- For the older boys and girls we would like to start collecting items for tackle boxes (fishing hooks, sinkers, bobbers, line, etc) and sewing kits (spools of thread, needles, pins, small scissors, measuring tape, safety pins, etc).
- We will continue collection for items throughout 2018, check back each month for suggested monthly items!