“Christmas in July” is coming to Legacy Church!
Operation Christmas Child - Where Every Season is Shoebox Season
What better way to forget about the heat than to focus on others! We are jumpstarting the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Campaign in a new way. Starting July 25th through August 1st, our Legacy Santa’s helpers will be passing out OCC “head start” shoeboxes after church service. Rumor has it that there will be cookies (Santa’s favorite of course) on July 25th! If you miss our Sunday service, you can also pick up shoeboxes from 9am-4,pm July 26th - July 29th at the church office.
The GREAT news - you do not return your boxes for months! Box collections will still begin in late October, giving us time to truly enjoy this service opportunity. Plus, shop as seasonal items go on sale; stretch your dollar while filling shoeboxes to bless children this Christmas! Insider Information: There will be prizes awarded in November to the highest shoebox counts returned!!!
New to Operation Christmas Child? Welcome and YAY! In short, the Mission of OCC is “To demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.” See How to pack a shoebox, as well as OCC Packing FAQs and information about The Greatest Journey!!!
“Spiritual” Food for Thought:
- No child receives more than one shoebox in his or her lifetime, for most - it is their first EVER gift!
- Over 9 million children received gifts with Gospel booklets worldwide in over 170 countries in 2020!
- Boxes move year-round by train, plain, automobile, ships, canoe, camel, alpaca, donkey and even on foot!
If every Legacy household packed only 2 shoeboxes, we could reach ~500 kids in 2021!
- But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLT))
Be sure to look for upcoming monthly “Tips and Tricks” of friendly suggestions on shopping and packing in our August through November newsletters!