Every year, Operation Christmas Child delivers great joy and the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in need around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each box packed full of quality toys, school supplies, and personal care items becomes a tangible expression of God’s immense love for the child. For many, it is their first gift ever!
Westbrooke participates in this ministry annually. Shoebox gifts provide an opportunity to present the Gospel to boys and girls in a clear, child-friendly way.
For the 2023 Operation Christmas Child ministry, the deadline to return filled boxes to Westbrooke is Sunday, November 19th. If you miss the Westbrooke Deadline, you may deliver a box to a collection center by Monday, Nov. 20th. The suggested donation for the shipping cost this year is $10. Click this link for information on the three options to cover shipping: Shoebox Label Options. Boxes, labels, and other materials can be found in the foyer outside the sanctuary.
Send the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth Without Leaving Home
If you’d prefer not to fill a physical shoebox you may choose to pack a box on-line for a suggested donation of $25. If you choose to fill a box online, please let the Westbrooke team now so we may include your box in our annual count.
Shoebox gifts built online go to the ends of the earth to children in some of the hardest-to-reach places—whether deep jungles, city slums, steep mountainsides, or one of 1,000 remote Pacific islands. Many of these areas are resistant to the Gospel, for cultural or religious reasons, and are home to numerous unreached people groups, some of whom have never heard the Name of Jesus Christ.