I am very familiar with Operation Christmas Child. The members of my church have been filling shoeboxes with Christmas gifts for many years. For the past several weeks, our Sunday morning church service has opened with a video about Operation Christmas Child.
In the video this morning, we saw Scotty McCreery. You can watch that video by clicking here. This video not only shows Scotty’s willingness to help children in other countries, but it is also a wonderful testimony of how Scotty believes. He is a wonderful witness for Jesus Christ, and I am proud to have him as one of today’s rising country artists.
This year, Samaritan’s Purse is hoping to reach 100 million children all over the world. These children probably would not receive any Christmas gifts, if it weren’t for the generosity and hard work of people like Scotty. The children do not just receive a small box with some gifts in it – they also receive a message about God, about the Bible, and about Jesus. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
On Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2012, the congregation at Ninth Street Baptist Church in Erwin, Tenn., will be dedicating their 2012 Shoe Boxes before they take them to Boone, N.C., to start their journey to distant lands. Scotty, if you have a minute (between your shows in Washington state and Massachusetts) you’re invited to come to our Sunday morning service, as we dedicate our boxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child.
Back with more later!