Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of  Samaritan’s Purse, has delivered over 135 million shoeboxes to children around the world.   Each shoe box is filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and other gifts.

A colorful Gospel storybook, translated into the child’s own language, is also included.  Discipleship programs are also offered as well  to help children grow into lifelong followers of Jesus!

The numbers are in for 2016!  Praising God for 11,485,662 shoeboxes packed & opportunities to hear The Gospel worldwide.  Pray for the children and their families that they will experience the Good News & Great Joy of Jesus.

Shoebox gifts collected by country:

  • United States – 9,121,799
  • United Kingdom – 872,104
  • Canada – 664,525
  • Germany – 388,673
  • Australia & New Zealand – 346,592
  • Spain – 41,107
  • Finland – 37,144
  • Japan – 13,718

Filling a shoe box is easy to do.  Visit www.samaritanspurse.org for more information about:

  • How to pack a shoe box gift
  • Age and gender of the child (you choose)
  • Gifts that are appropriate to buy and gifts that are not
  • How to help with shipping expenses

National Shoebox Collection Week is in November.  Check back then for days and times we will be open to receive shoeboxes.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office (812-637-3993) or email becky@dhumc.com.

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