Once again, West Vancouver Baptist Church is encouraging the congregation to fill a “shoe box” to delight a child. Start with a medium to large item that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. More ideas “check this out”.
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has followed Christ’s command by aiding the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the globe with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
By filling a shoebox and praying for the child who will receive it, you are sending love to the poorest of the poor and through Samaritan’s Purse 12 lesson discipleship training program, a child can receive the best spiritual gift, the true Hope and true Freedom through Jesus Christ as Lord.
Good Place to Shop to fill your shoebox:
The Dollar Stores are the best (an economical)for one-stop shopping!
- Capilano Mall
- Dollar Tree on Main Street
- Dollarama on Marine Drive
You can buy everything you need:
- school supplies,
- art supplies
- a WOW item
- More ideas “check this out”. See what NOT to include.
A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself, your family, or group. If you include your name and an address, the child may be able to write back. Remember to consider where these boxes will be going in your choices. (West Coast of Africa and Central America)
Pick up and Return boxes:
Please pick up EMPTY boxes in the Sanctuary on October 20-22 and October 27-29. 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Please return your FILLED boxes to the Sanctuary on November 3-5 and November 10-12. 9:00am to 2:00pm.
For more information, please contact:
Missions: Deborah Barretto, 604-921-8663