Operation Christmas Child

Published 4th October 2013 by Messy Church

The mission of Operation Christmas Child (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.

Operation Christmas Child has delivered 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in the last 23 years, and we are trusting God for another 100 million. Could your Messy Church join in?

Benefits for Messy Churches taking part in OCC…

  • It is fun for everyone!
  • It is a great family activity.
  • It brings the whole church family together.
  • It helps everyone learn about giving and sharing.
  • It teaches children and adults to think globally, but also participate personally, by sending a shoebox gift to another child.
  • It shows the community that the church cares about those in need.
  • It allows mission to become personal by including a letter and photo.

Click the link on the right hand side to download ideas for your own Shoebox Party.

Download Showbox Party ideas

Find out more about Operation Christmas Child