Sunday, November 14, 2010

Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child

Before I get into my first trip to Kiln, I need to tell you about Samaritan's Purse. This is a wonderful organization that St. Matthew went through for our trip in December of 2005.

Samaritan's Purse is a Christian organization that distributes food and medicine around the world for those in need, as well as leads several projects. Some of these projects include the World Medical Mission, Haiti Rebuilding, and Emergency Relief Programs (more on that later!). SP centers around the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37, which expresses God's desire for us to help those in need wherever we find them.

November 15th-22nd (THIS WEEK!) is their National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. This program asks for people to fill shoe boxes full of toys, school supplies and other gifts to send to a child in need. All you have to do is pick up a few extra Christmas gifts during your regular shopping spree, put them in a shoe box, include $7 for shipping, and drop off at a location near you! 

Follow these steps for success:

Step 1: Click here to read the simple steps on how to make a shoe box.

Step 2: Click here to find a location near you where you can drop your shoebox off. 

Step 3: And finally, click here to read a story about what joy YOUR shoe box could bring to a child.

Be the change. Make the difference. 


  1. I like the 'steps' process. Good work!

  2. The school at St. Michael Lutheran Church is involved again this year in a similar project !! The kids love it, the congregation has embraced it totally, and it appears to be the beginning of another success story !!