It’s not too early to begin thinking about what you will be packing into your SHOEBOX to send around the world to a child in need. Again, this year we will have only a limited number of Gospel boxes available (the decorated red and green cardboard boxes).
We are being asked to encourage the congregation to use a standard size shoebox or, better yet, a clear plastic box with a lid. These can be purchased at the Dollar store and they can be decorated by laying a bandana or colorful item inside. Not only will the plastic boxes hold up better during the shipping process, but they can later serve as a storage bin or a container to carry water and other items.
A shoebox can be filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and small toys. (NO liquids or bubbles). These gifts will show a child in need that they are loved. When packing your shoebox remember to pray that God will touch the heart of that child.
There is a donation of $7 per box that makes it possible for the shoebox gift to be delivered to a child thousands of miles away. Along with the shoebox each child will also receive “The Greatest Journey”, a booklet explaining the salvation and love of Jesus Christ.
We will have the “kick-off” for the shoebox presentation in October and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about packing/shipping the boxes. Labels and literature will be available. In the meantime, if you have any questions, or would like to become more involved in this program, please feel free to contact Stephanie Olin at (386) 527-5106