We will be focusing on Operation Christmas Child in Kids’ Church on Sunday, Nov. 21! Next Sunday, November 21, is the deadline to accept Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Check out more information about BGMC and OCC below!
BGMC is a missions education program for kids! BGMC equips kids to know, to care, to pray, to give, and to reach the lost. We have a two-fold purpose, to reach the children of the world and to create a heart of compassion in kids. BGMC stands for, “Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge”.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
MISSIONS MOMENT – Operation Christmas Child
The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift
Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication
From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.
Churches and groups of all sizes collect boxes from their communities. Some churches also serve as drop-off locations for shoeboxes the third week of November every year. (ou
Thousands of volunteers serve annually inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes.
4. WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION
Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.
5. OUTREACH EVENTS
Pastors around the world host outreach events in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients.
6. DISCIPLESHIP & MULTIPLICATION
As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey,
boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family.
The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started,
and communities are transformed.
“WHAT GOES IN THE BOX IS FUN; WHAT COMES OUT IS ETERNAL!”
PRAYER POINTS FOR THIS MONTH:
• Pray for the children receiving these shoeboxes – for God’s provision in their life and that they would hear the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and receive Him as their Lord and Savior.
• Pray for the discipleship opportunities that follow the box distribution through the local churches.
• Pray for the staff that will be preparing these boxes.
• Pray for the missions teams that will be delivering these boxes.
• Pray for Samaritan’s Purse, as they continue to minister the Gospel to all nations.
• Pray for God to provided the boxes and money needed to reach kids in countries that Operation Christmas Child has never reached before.
The Recipe of a Shoebox, with Bob and Larry!
We will be focusing on Operation Christmas Child on Sunday, November 21st! So plan to bring your Buddy Barrels that Sunday (Nov. 21st) as well as any shoeboxes you pack!! Let’s work together to bless these kids in other countries…not only with a fun gift, but with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Even if you can’t pack a shoebox, you can bring your Buddy Barrel to help fund the shipping of the boxes we collect. Every penny counts
We look forward to continuing to grow together!
Much love and care,
Pastor Vicky & Mrs. Green