Jesus in a Shoebox


We've been packing more shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.    We started a few weeks ago, with an outing for my daughter and her friend.  They packed our first box, and we have continued since then.

Right now the back of my van is full of goodies for our boxes - we will pack this week and deliver to our church.   

My son picked out some sweet teddy bears, along with New Testatments for them to hold.   He told me it was so they could "know Jesus like I do."    My dear, sweet boy.   It is exactly this spirit that makes these boxes such a blessing to so many children all over the world.   Our precious young ones are putting Jesus into each and every box they pack.  

Some other items my son wanted to include:


  • Bouncy Balls
  • Markers
  • Notepads
  • Googly Eye Glasses
  • Stickers
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste (YES, you can pack toothpaste!)
  • Socks
  • Shirts
  • Stuffed Animals


Just take a look at this video - the smiles say it all.


You still have TWO WEEKS to pack your boxes.  Think of the blessing your boxes will be.   If you're not familiar with Operation Christmas Child, or have questions about how to pack a box, everything you need to know is right here.    


If you have packed boxes and blogged about it, feel free to link up with us!  We are a group of bloggers from the iHomeschool Network helping in Jesus' name.   Won't you help, too? 

As a member of iHomeschool Network’s Samaritan’s Purse Blogger Team, I write about the ministry on a volunteer basis.  All posts are my own thoughts and do not necessarily reflect the views of Samaritan’s Purse. I am not an employee, agent, or contractor of Samaritan’s Purse.