Nov 10 2013

The Countdown Begins! It’s almost time for….

…. Operation Christmas Child Box Collection Week!!!!



Have you thought about joining us in our participation this year with Operation Christmas Child?

There is still time to pack a box and take it to the drop-off location in your area in time for the deadline!


If you haven’t had time to learn how to pack a box, I have a video to help you!!!!

Larry and Bob and the Veggie Tales Crew have joined

Operation Christmas Child

to help spread the Word

and encourage others

to share the true meaning of Christmas

in your neighborhood

and around the world!



Click here for a cute video showing you how to pack a box

starring Bob and Larry!


Be sure to also look here and here for more free ideas and resources

from Veggie Tales

and Operation Christmas Child

to use in your family!


What a blessing it will be this week for my family

to host a Movie Premiere of the newest Veggie Tales Movie,

“Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas”

and reach out to our neighborhood

with the Good News of Christmas


share the opportunity we have to bless others

through Operation Christmas Child!


(Stay tuned for pictures and an update about this special time in a blog post soon!!)


Even if you can’t fill a shoebox

online or in person this week -

there are two special ways that you can provide support

to Operation Christmas Child this month:


With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints. (Ephesians 6:18, NASB)

From the website:  ”Gift-filled shoeboxes are a powerful way to introduce children to God’s greatest gift, salvation through Jesus Christ. Your prayers are essential to the work of Operation Christmas Child, so please join us during National Collection Week Nov. 18-25. Our goal this year is to collect 9.8 million shoebox gifts from the United States and nine other countries. During the week, we will pray for the people packing the boxes, the volunteers who will be collecting, processing, and delivering the gifts, and for the children receiving them.”

To sign up to pray specifically for the ministry, go here!

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

There are many ways that Operation Christmas Child welcomes your help!  Be sure to check out this link for more information!  Over this next week, there will be needs that we can help fill by being willing to be a part of the world-wide work of the ministry to help collect shoeboxes in your area!


I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences about volunteering with Operation Christmas Child!

Do you plan to be a part of the ministry this year?

Have you participated in the ministry in the past?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions about this ministry!  Share in the comments for your chance to win a copy of the book I mentioned in this post!

To God be the GLORY!

Gina Marie


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Gina Marie

Gina is thankful to be on the journey of Hope to be found in the LORD and His Word. She is blessed to be married to her precious husband Randy and to be the full-time homeschooling mom of three kids: one teen girl, one pre-teen girl, and one son still in the single digits. Her days are full and she is always trying to keep up with the details, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. When she isn't writing here, you can find her at http://ginaweeks.wordpress.com/.

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  • http://joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/ Joyce (and Norm)

    I have enjoyed being a part of the OCC bloggers team this year and I love learning more about this amazing ministry! I can’t wait to host our own Veggies event soon.

    • Gina Marie

      Hello, Joyce!

      Thank you so much for your comment! I have also enjoyed being a part of this team this year – it’s my first! How about you?

      I look forward to hearing more about your Veggie Tales event!

      God bless you – and Norm!

      —Gina Marie

      • http://joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/ Joyce (and Norm)

        I just joined this past month. :)

        • Gina Marie

          Me too!

          God bless you!

          —Gina Marie