It’s not to early to think about Christmas when you are thinking about giving to special children though out the world. All Lines Insurance Inc is joining with Operation Christmas Child to help make a difference in children’s lives this year.
What is Operation Christmas Child you may ask? This is an effort by the ministry Samaritan’s Purse to share the hope and joy of Christ with Children around the world. After starting 20 years ago the program has grown to where over 95 million children in 130 different countries have received the gift of a shoe box full of toys and an introduction to the eternal hope of a relationshipwith Jesus Christ.
In America we have so much and we take so much for granted. Our children normally get so used to getting gifts on Christmas morning that it is expected. This is not the case in many countries and for many children. During a recent meeting for operation Christmas child we heard from two sisters from Russia and the impact receiving a box had on them. They were 8 and 9 at the time, living in an orphanage in Siberia. On Christmas morning the director invited all the children into the main room and presented them with their shoe box. Each of them were overcome with joy. This was the first gift they had ever received at Christmas. When they opened their boxes and found them full of toys and good things they cried. They wondered who could love them so much as to send them such a special gift. They learned that people they will never meet shared the gift because of the love of Christ. The support material they received told them about Jesus and how they could have a lasting joy and never be alone again. It was a powerful to hear their story.
All Lines has information and boxes available in our office. The boxes need to be turned in by November 15th. All Lines Insurance will cover the shipping cost for any box turned into us by that date. If you have questions or want more information please contact Dexter at 509-624-5110 or visit their website at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC
Thank you for your support and participation.