In partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, each December First Stuttgart participates in Operation Christmas Child. Sunday School classes, Journey Groups, Ministry Teams and families fill shoe boxes with small toys, clothing and treats, wrap the box in Christmas paper and bring it to the church. Collected shoe boxes are then delivered to a collection site where they are shipped to Samaritan’s Purse where a Gospel storybook is included with each shoe box. Shoe boxes are then delivered around the world to the world’s poorest children.
Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has delivered some 70 million shoe box gifts to children in 130 countries through Operation Christmas Child. Since the Discipleship Program was introduced in 2000, more than 12 million children have participated in the Bible study course, and over 3 million children have reported making commitments to Jesus Christ!
This month of September, we are collecting: CAPS, T-SHIRTS, FLASHLIGHTS & BATTERIES!