Operation Christmas Child

160x600Bethel Church is pleased to once again support Operation Christmas Child by providing boxes to our church members as well as the community. You will see a table by the Outreach Center in the foyer starting Sunday, October 9, where you can get the needed materials to put a box together. This is a fun activity to do as a family with your kids, grandkids, or just in support of the many children across the globe that are affected by this small gift. This is a life changing experience for the children that receive a box. And it will be for your family too.

But you don’t need to take my word for it…

Lejla’s story – received her box in Bosnia

Oksana’s story – received her box in Russia

Juan’s story – received his box in Nicaragua

And just in case you needed a little extra inspiration after that, see how 1 little girl and her grandma packed 1200  boxes. Here’s Emily’s story.

How Can I Help?

1) Pack a box. Pack 2 boxes. Pack 10 boxes. And challenge your friends and family to do the same. Return them to Bethel by Sunday, November 20.

2) Make a donation online to help ship the boxes using the new “Follow Your Box” option.

3) Volunteer to help. You can speak to Harvey or Peg Seidel on Sundays at the OCC table to see how you might help locally.

4) Pray for every box that goes out. Records show that the chances are incredibly high that the child that receives your box will receive Christ for the first time. These children really will change the world.

For more information you may contact Sueann at sueannchase@bethelfc.com or call 701.232.4476.

How many boxes will you make this year?

728x90-bless-childWhat is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, brings joy and hope to needy children around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 86 million shoe box gifts have been delivered to children in more than 130 countries.

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.