Community Church supports Operation Christmas Child

Colleen Merrill and Sandy Simester

Colleen Merrill and Sandy Simester

Connie Saiz

Every Christmas season the Community Church at SaddleBrooke supports the Operation Christmas Child program sponsored by the Samaritan Purse organization led by Franklin Graham. We are provided decorated shoe boxes with instructions to fill the boxes for either a boy or girl and designate what age group it is for. Some of the items we provide are toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene products, personal notebooks, pencils, tee shirts and socks. Just by filling out a form for your child you may be informed as to its final destination.

Since 1993 more than 94 million boys and girls from over 130 countries have been the joyful recipients of shoe box gifts—packed by enthusiastic supporters from families, churches and groups across the nation to make this a reality. This year Operation Christmas Child plans to reach the 100 millionth child with the Good News of God’s love. In addition to those who pack the boxes, there are tens of thousands of volunteers who serve in various roles to prepare the gifts for shipment overseas.

Community Church meets every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. at the DesertView Theatre. We are a community of Grace and everyone is welcome to attend.