One small church in Royersford packs and sends 40 shoeboxes full of goodies to needy kids around the world this Christmas! That might seem kind of insignificant but catch this: this means that 40 children will also hear the Good News of Jesus shared with them by the good folks of Samaritan's Purse as part of Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child, transforming the lives of children and their families around the world!
That’s something that we had to get behind again for the second year in a row as a church! Just to think that a child might hear about Jesus for the first time and could ultimately become a follower of Christ is an exhilarating thought!
This year, we asked for donations of materials, supplies, and gifts for the boxes. A heaping amount was donated by the generous folks of Daybreak including monetary donations that covered the shipping of all the boxes as well! Then on November 15, our KidZone ministry came together in the evening for a special Packing Party! After devouring some pizza and cookies, the kids created a special craft containing their photograph and then packed up the 40 boxes. It was so special to watch the kids get so enthusiastically interested in filling their own shoebox with the goodies!
I’m so proud of our kids and the parents and leaders who helped out at this Packing Party! We circled the stack of gifts and prayed for the kids who would receive them.
The evening ended with some thrilling games of gaga ball. Special thanks to Darlene and Shelley for their coordination of the craft, and inspection and delivery of the boxes.
Daybreak would also like to thank Trinity Lighthouse Church, Limerick for allowing us to use their space for our Packing Party! Well done Daybreak!
- Pastor Dave
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