What if I told you that YOU had the power to give someone hope beyond their wildest dreams.............and it was right there in your hands?...............................
(scroll to bottom of my blog to pause my playlist; then click this video)
There are SO MANY WAYS to Give This Christmas Away. Don't let the love in your heart stay there, in your heart. Give it away!
Just moments ago (when viewing this video and another one with Matthew West and Amy Grant on Youtube) I learned of one way that you can Give This Christmas Away, and it is called OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. This project is through Samaritan's Purse, which is a reputable group that provides international relief in numerous ways all year long!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD provides you and me the opportunity to fill a shoe box with toys, hygiene items, clothing, whatever fits inside your shoebox, and then ship it!
HOWEVER!.............given that I just barely learned about this wonderful project, we have missed the deadline for shipping gift-filled shoe boxes to Samaritan's Purse for THIS Christmas Giveaway!
HAVE NO FEAR!
We can still participate in this fabulous opportunity to Give our Christmas Away, but "filling our shoe box" ONLINE! Just click HERE and it will walk you through how to fill your shoe box, donate on-line, and they take care of the rest for us! Isn't that a GREAT IDEA?!?!
We get to choose gender, age group, and even choose from the offered items available to be placed inside your box! They even allow a place for us to put a photo of us/our family and send along a note to the child!
HERE'S THE DEAL! WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL THE END OF NEXT WEEK, if we want our box to be shipped this year! (Though they begin accepting boxes for the NEXT Christmas the day immediately following their shipment for the current year!)
C'mon!......WON'T YOU PLEASE JOIN ME?!?........and GIVE THAT LOVE IN YOUR HEART AWAY THIS CHRISTMAS!?!?!? HAVE FUN!
P.S....I know there are many other ways to also Give Your Christmas Away, and this is NOT the only way. Bless you as you choose the way that best fits your family!
Jesus described the story of the Good Samaritan, and communicated His desire for us to reach out to those in desperate need. He then instructed his followers to "Go and do likewise." This is what OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD (OCC) is based on.
God will be so pleased ~ regardless of the way in which you choose to bless another in need.
May you and your family find a special way to "Go and do likewise" in your own special way, and may you consider OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD.
MAY YOU BE ENJOYING THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON!