Operation Christmas Child
Again this year the Shepherds for Christ Sunday School class will sponsor Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child and First Baptist will be a collection site. We have had great response to this in the past and we want to encourage everyone to get involved this year. It's easy to pack a shoebox full of small gifts that a child will enjoy. (Brochures are available in the foyers.)
Bring packed shoeboxes to the Welcome Center foyer
before Nov. 22, 2015.
Wednesday, December 9th we will be sorting shoeboxes in Atlanta.
If you have questions, please see Bennie Aikman, Tom Hudlow or any member of the Shepherds for Christ class.
How to pack your shoebox :
Use an empty cardboard or plastic box (average size).
You can wrap the box and lid separately, but wrapping is not required.
2 Boy or Girl Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl,
and the age category: 2-4; 5-9; or 10-14.
3 Fill with Gifts Fill the box with a variety of quality gifts
that will bring delight to a child.
Suggestions: doll, stuffed animal, cars, musical instruments, puzzles, jump ropes, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks,
coloring books, toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs,
socks, hats, t-shirts, flip-flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc…
4 Include $7 and a Shipping label
A donation of $7 per box is critical to transport your gift, and
deliver it into the hands of a child in need.
Ask God to use your gifts to show His love
to the child who will receive your shoebox.
6 Drop off
Place a rubber band around each shoebox and bring it to the Welcome Center foyer before Nov. 22, 2015.
Because of who He is
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions
"Why should we not ... do something that will prove that we are really in earnest in claiming to be followers of him who, though he was rich, for our sake became poor?"
Lottie Moon, Sept. 15, 1887, Tungchow
Why should we give?
First and foremost, we give because God deserves the worship of all people. And we – who are redeemed and made new in Christ –
are compelled to proclaim the gospel,
the only hope for the billions who have never heard of Jesus.
We do this in partnership with International Mission Board (IMB)
as we send missionaries from our churches to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and
places for the glory of God.
In this partnership, Southern Baptists provide the funding to support these missionaries and their ministries.
Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to multiply churches among unreached peoples and places FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.