Operation Christmas Child


Operation Christmas Child is a Ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Each year, Samaritan’s Purse delivers millions of gift-filled shoe boxes to boys and girls all over the world. Bethel Bible Fellowship Church hosts several opportunities in the fall of the year to pack Operation Christmas Child Boxes. You can pick up an official Operation Christmas Child shoe box at the Bethel Church office, use a regular shoe box that you already have, or purchase a shoe box sized plastic box to fill with toys and supplies for either a boy or a girl in age categories 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Place a rubber band around each completed and closed shoebox and bring it to the drop-off location at Bethel Bible Fellowship Church during National Collection Week.  

Furthermore, a financial gift of $7.00 per shoe box made out to Samaritan’s Purse helps cover processing and shipping expenses and allows teams from Samaritan’s Purse to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children and their families. (Write OCC in the memo line of the check. Place it in an envelope on top of the items in the box. For multiple boxes write out one check only). If you would like to track your shoe box to its destination via the website, please make this per box donation online instead, at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/

Packing Parties and info about Operation Christmas Child Ministry Opportunities are listed in the church bulletin, the church calendar, and on this page as events are planned. If you would like to make a donation of items or money to purchase items to pack in shoe boxes, please contact the church office for information.

About Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.”