This month at our Family Go & Serve event, Kidway partnered with Liberty Benton’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes to pack 233 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! This shattered our record of 100 boxes packed last year and was a fun evening for all who attended. We collaborated with the Connect ministry to have some adult Life Groups assemble and check the boxes while families worked together to prepare and pack boxes. It was a beautiful thing to see children, youth, college students, parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents all connecting and serving together.
Operation Christmas Child has been a part of Samaritan’s Purse ministries since 1993 and volunteers take boxes to over 100 countries around the world each year. Shoebox outreach events are incredible opportunities for local church leaders to share the Gospel with children, and many children participate in follow-up discipleship programs at local churches in their area after receiving their gifts. Visit Samaritan's Purse for more information about Operation Christmas Child and the shoebox ministry.
Thank you to everyone from both campuses who donated items or came and served so that kids all over the world have the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus this Christmas!