First Baptist Church has partnered with Operation Christmas Child as an official drop-off location for our community. Through OCC children receive a tangible expression of God’s love with a gift-filled shoebox containing special items that brings joy to their hearts and the Good News of Jesus Christ, God’s Greatest Gift!
Children are then invited to participate in a follow-up discipleship program called The Greatest Journey where children have an opportunity to hear the Gospel, grow in their faith and learn how to share God’s love with others. Evangelism and discipleship through these shoebox gifts lead to multiplication and have an eternal impact among communities around the world.
Community donors can bring their gift-filled shoeboxes to the FBC drop-off location each year during National Collection Week, the third week in November. Each box collected at our drop-off location is prayed over before it continues its journey to a child in need of Jesus’ hope and love. We are thankful for your interest in this life-changing project and pray you will consider packing a shoebox in Jesus’ name.
Visit samaritanspurse.org/occ to learn more about the impact of Operation Christmas Child and how you can bless a child through a simple shoebox.
Ministry Leader: Krystina Ellis
Phone: (979) 286-4444