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Operation Christmas Child

When I attended the Relevant Conference last month, I spoke with a representative from Operation Christmas Child.

I'd heard of the program before but, preferring to give locally, never really looked into it. I spoke with the representative politely, gathering as much information as I could about the program, unconvinced that sending Christmas gifts to children overseas was right for my family's charitable efforts.

When I got home, there was a book in my bag about a little boy who received a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child. As I read that book to Grace, it spoke to my heart.

I realized that children around the world need Christmas magic, just the same as the ones in my community.

I decided to donate a shoebox or two at that very moment. I imagined that Grace and I could work on it together, and I hoped that we could share the happiness, the satisfaction that comes from sharing the spirit of Christmas with others.

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. –Hebrews 13:16

Once I started looking, I found Operation Christmas Child tips and tricks all over the internet.

October 15-22 is Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week.

Will you fill a shoe box?

We certainly will. I'll share pictures when we're finished.

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3 thoughts on “Operation Christmas Child”

  1. Oh, this is so great Tara! We were talking on MomTV tonight about the dilemma of sending boxes around the world or staying local. We definitely do both, but some of the OCC stories literally give me CHILLS! Bravo, and let us know how it goes packing the boxes with Grace!

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