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Operation Christmas Child

Christmas Child

Aldersgate Shoe Box Ministry

Dedication Sunday - July 29, 2012
All Three Worship Services

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

  Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children ...

      in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and Christian literature. This program provides an opportunity for individuals of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project that reaches out to suffering children while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas–Jesus Christ, God's greatest gift. In 2011, over 6 million shoe boxes were collected worldwide and distributed to children in more than 95 countries.

Delivering shoe boxes on camel back.
 These "ships of the desert" provided a unique form of transportation for
shoe box gifts.


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Children with their opened show boxes from America.

Through shoe box gifts, American kids are sending a message to hurting children in some 100 countries: "We care about you"!

Cargo plane used to deliver shoe boxes in 2002.  

In 2002, the world's largest airplane carried more than 80,000 shoe box gifts of hope from American kids to children in Africa suffering the effects of HIV/AIDS and war

Franklin Graham

Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse President since 1979.



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how easy it can be.

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If you will be out of town on Dedication Sunday, your shoe boxes may be placed on the table outside the church office.


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