Thank you for participating in Operation Christmas Child this past 2017 season.  Due to the partnership of churches like yours, 11,012,840 shoe box gifts were collected!  The Joshua’s Way Relay Center processed 13,626 of those shoeboxes!  We are grateful for the opportunity to do this every year—fifteen years of partnership with Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child and counting.  Every shoe box gift, which becomes a Gospel Opportunity, is so important.  For each child that receives a shoe box gift there is an opportunity to hear the Gospel, and many will have the chance to connect with a local church for on-going follow up and discipleship.

Please join with us as we continue to pray for the safe arrival of gifts and God’s blessings on the distributions that are taking place.  May He use these Gospel Opportunities, Christian literature pieces, and local churches to bring many children to faith in Jesus Christ.

Thank you to the many volunteers who assist so faithfully every year.   The fellowship and laughter we share makes us anticipate the upcoming Collection Week all the more.  We will look forward to keeping in touch with you and trust that involvement with Operation Christmas Child will continue to be a blessing to you and your church in the coming year.