My husband and I had quite a bit of fun shopping for and packing our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this weekend. He, of course, filled his with all the stuff a little boy would love–a flashlight, baseball, Hot Wheels cars, and a Spiderman Pez dispenser, among other things. My shoebox, on the other hand, ended up with quite a bit more pink in it, and a lot of other things little girls enjoy, like hairclips, silly bands, a Strawberry Shortcake coloring book, and a ring pop. Both Joseph and I had an opinion about whose box was the best, and somehow I imagine that the little boy receiving Joseph’s shoebox would agree with him on the matter, while the little girl with my shoebox would side with me. After assembling our boxes, I printed out tracking barcodes from Samaritan’s Purse, so one day we’ll find out exactly where in the world our shoeboxes landed!
This morning, our church joined with many others across the country in praying over all of the shoeboxes gathered and the many lives that will one day be touched by receiving them.
If you haven’t packed a shoebox yet, there’s still time for you to join in! National Collection Week begins tomorrow (November 15-22).
You can learn how to pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and print out instructions and labels HERE.
Find the nearest Shoebox Drop-Off Location in your area HERE.
Photo: Samaritan’s Purse