Pendleton Street Baptist Church donated 83 Shoebox Gifts to Operation Christmas Child in 2016, along with more donations to cover shipping and more gifts for children! Every year, PSBC participates with Samaritan's Purse through the Operation Christmas Child ministry to help bring Christmas gifts and, more importantly, the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children in need all over the world. Operation Christmas Child is a year-round program with life-long impact. To find more information on Operation Christmas Child, visit their website by clicking here!
A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Every shoebox gift delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love. As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language. But this is just the beginning. In nearly 75 countries, OCC church partners will invite children into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through The Greatest Journey, a dynamic gift-book approach to discipleship with12 engaging Bible lessons, that local trained teachers will use to instruct the next generation of believers on how to become devoted followers of Christ and boldly share their faith with others. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.