Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How our family packs an Operation Christmas Child Box

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child click HERE
Please remember that for each box you make you will need to print out a shipping form and attatch to your box. The shipping cost for each box is only 7 dollars! To ship these around the world that is an amazing deal!
First we set up an area in our garage with tables and all the supplies needed. Things we pack in all boxes are:
Small Toys
Small stuffed animal
Coloring and drawing supplies
Brush and hair pretties for girls and comb for boys
Soap and washcloth
Some kind of ball (this year from the dollar store we got light up ones)
Flashlight with batteries
A shirt, socks, or other small article of clothing
A personal handwritten letter about how the Love Of Jesus Christ made this possible :) We also include a self addressed envelope in case the child wants to write back. As you know we love this! Here is part our "assembly area"
Here is Serenity with a box that she packed and is praying over everyday:
Here are some pictures to give you ideas of what we put in our boxes by age ranges b/c you can pick if you want your boxes to go to boys or girls and what ages we pick some of each :)

This box Sienna decided to make for a 10-14 year old boy:
 This is a box Sienna made for a 2-4 year old girl:
 Here is one that Dawson made for a 5-9 year old girl:
 Here is a picture of the kids working on some personal letters about the love they have for these children wherever they are and how much God loves them!
 I will have more pics to come! We are just getting started. If you would like to do a box we will be doing them through the end of this week. I have the boxes here and you can even use some of our supplies. If not, I just ask that you pray for the children that will be receiving these boxes. You can pray for their health and their schooling, but most of all please pray that the ministry that shares with them the love of God will succeed in planting a seed in their heart that will last a lifetime! Tis the season to Give!

You can pick up boxes to fill and drop them back off untill November 20th at:
Lake Stevens Cavalary Chapel
9428 4th Street Southeast
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
(425) 335-4819

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