It’s that wonderful time of year! Asbury will participate in Operation Christmas Child to help children all around the world! It will look different this year since we will not be packing boxes here at Asbury.
There are many ways you can help out! If you would like to pack a box, we have some boxes here at Asbury or you can use your own box. There is a list of items you should and should not pack on the Samaritan’s Purse website: http://www.samaitanspurse.org.occ Don’t forget to include a check for $9 to cover the shipping cost of the box. The drop off location is First Christian Church November 16-23. Drop off times are as follows: 2-6pm on Monday, November 16 and Tuesday, November 17. Noon to 4pm Wednesday, November 18, 11am to 4pm Thursday, November 19, 11am to 6pm Friday, November 20, 9am to noon Saturday, November 21, 8;30am-10:30am Monday, November 23, and noon to 3pm Sunday November 22. You may also drop off your boxes at Asbury before November 15th.
You are also able to build a shoe box online. If you go to Samaritan’s purse website above and follow the build a box online link. It takes you step by step.
If you would like us to pack a box for you, we are happy to do it! Just mail in a check to Asbury or put in the tithes and offerings basket on Sunday mornings. Write Operation Christmas Child on the memo line. The address to mail the check to is 1751 27th street, Columbus IN 47201. Please put c/o Heidi. The deadline is November 11th to donate so we have time to shop! If you have questions email Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much! Operation Christmas Child reaches thousands of children each year. Not only will the children receiving a box get a wonderful gift, sometimes the first gift they have ever received in their life, but you also give them the gift of learning The Gospel. Samaritan’s Purse offers The Greatest Journey, which is a 12 lesson discipleship course, where the children learn to follow Jesus Christ and share Him with others. This program is such a wonderful way to help spread The Good News of Jesus!