Our church is supporting Operation Christmas Child. So this weekend we took to the aisles of Wal-Mart to pack our children's shoeboxes. Kyler and I were both buying for the ages 5-9, one boy and one girl. After following some suggestions from an OCC pamphlet, we came home with a pretty good spread for each.
I was pretty impressed with all we got for them and that it all fit in shoeboxes/shoebox tupperwares.
Next, we wrote them each a letter to explain who we are and why they're receiving this package. I told my little girl how much I loved Polly Pockets as a child.
And explained that we're celebrating Christmas here in the United States, the day that God's Son Jesus was born on Earth.
After paying our shipping donation online, including a photo of us, and taping the tracking label onto our boxes, we were almost finished.
One of the most emphasized steps came at the end when we prayed over the boxes for the children receiving them, the volunteers distributing them, and the lives that could be changed because the Word of Jesus is spreading all over the globe.
We definitely had a fun time shopping and