GSJC Church in conjunction with Samaritan’s Purse are actively involved in the Shoebox ministry over the last 5 years.
Operation Christmas Child’s Mission and History
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Every year, Samaritan’s Purse has collected shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1990, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.
Tens of thousands of volunteers from local churches around the world partner with us to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at festive outreach events where children are surprised with these shoebox gifts.
To glorify God’s name Good Shepherd Jesus Christ Church are actively involved with Samaritan’s Purse to spread the gospel.
Few words from our Senior Pastor regarding Shoebox Ministry:
In this season of giving, God gave us a vision to share the love of Christ. We accomplished this, by supporting many of the less fortunate children from rural countries through shoeboxes.
By God’s grace we received generous donations to fill and pack 300 shoeboxes with toys, stationary kits and basic necessities such as tooth brushes, soaps etc. We were blessed to have many volunteers (families and children) to help us fulfil this vision. As the Lord says in Matthew 25:40 ”… inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”
Through this ministry we were able to experience the joy in sharing God’s love through these shoeboxes.