The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations.

Since 1993, more than 198 million children in more than 170 countries and territories have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.

Tens of thousands of volunteers from local churches around the world partner with Samaritan’s Purse to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at festive outreach events where children are surprised with these shoebox gifts. 

Every Christmas season, West End Baptist Church joins with these local churches by packing and collecting shoebox gifts. Our collection Sunday is November 13th. If you aren’t able to pack a shoebox gift, please consider giving a donation to help with shipping, or click the picture to the right to build a shoebox gift online! Thank you for your support and your prayers for this ministry.

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