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.
After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Samaritan's Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here at Hope Community Church, we help this organization by putting together shoeboxes filled with many things children of other countries might need or cannot access.
Here at Hope Community Church, we strive throughout the year to collect various items for shoeboxes to be donated to Operation Christmas Child by the deadline in November. Each month we have a different item that is focused on to purchase, or make, for the shoeboxes. This is a great Outreach for children, and adults alike, to further the Gospel for God's Kingdom.