Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child
September 30 – November 4
One box. One child. An opportunity for changing a child’s eternity.

A few years ago during the summertime, I traveled to a church on a mission trip.  While helping the pastor’s wife teach the children, I watched her bring out a box of pencils, markers, and crayons.  On top of the box were some coloring books from Operation Christmas Child.  The plastic shoe box that all of the supplies were stored in still had the “Boy/Girl” label on it.  These coloring books and supplies were all she had to teach the children about God throughout the year.  What we send makes a difference!  River Bend has taken the first step by making sure that we have a plastic shoe box available for everyone who wants to send a box.  Our church wide goal is to collect 100 shoe boxes to help spread the gospel around the world.  Please consider sending a box or two to a child in need.

Pick up a flyer and a box or two in front of the Children’s welcome area  on Sundays this month to fill for a child need.  Thank you all for participating in this amazing ministry!