Operation Christmas Child - what's it all about? Each year thousands of shoeboxes full of little gifts are gathered and distributed to children in need all around the world. Each of these shoeboxes provides an opportunity for local churches to share the Gospel with children so that they may receive the greatest gift of all - Salvation!
This year First Presbyterian Church of Milton is participating in Operation Christmas Child for the fourth year in a row. We are so excited to be a part of this important mission! As a small church, it is wonderful to be able to partner with others to extend the reach of God's Word!
August is a great time to purchase school supplies to go into your shoebox gifts, as they're all on sale! Pencils, paper, crayons, and more - children around the world need the same tools as children right here at home in order to attend school and learn. Unfortunately, they are often unable to attain these items on their own. So while the ultimate purpose of shoebox gifts is sharing the Gospel, the items inside can make a huge difference in their lives, as well.
I will be heading out today to purchase some school supplies to go into my shoebox gifts, and I hope you will, too! Happy Shopping!
Tammy Mendiola, Ruling Elder