Operation Christmas Child

 

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is an honor and privilege for ABF to be a part of this mission.

Since 2019, ABF has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to engage in the Operation Christmas Child ministry. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.  To learn more about the eternal impact of a shoebox, click here.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.
Ephesians 3:20

For more information contact Jamie LeMaster or Sandy Burket or fill out the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  Also, below, you’ll find a list of items needed for this year’s OCC collection.

ITEM CURRENT COUNT DESIRED QUANTITY COMPLETED
Stuffed
Animals
155 160
Baby Dolls 33 40
Baby Doll
Blankets
22 40
Toys Girls
2-4
120
Toys Girls
5-9
120
Toys Girls
10-14
120
Toys Boys
2-4
120
Toys Boys
5-9
120
Toys Boys
10-14
120
Beach Balls 21 240
Bouncy Balls (Large) 80
Bouncy Balls (Small) 160
Jump Ropes 120
Yo-yo’s 120
#4 Soccer
Balls
20 60
Ball Pumps 27 60
Calculators 37 80
Crayons 17 80
Colored
Pencils
27 160
Pencil Bags 137 240
Pencil
Sharpeners
17 240
Large
Erasers
155 240
Cap Eraser 183 480
Notebooks
College Rule
42 80
Notebooks
Wide Rule
7 160
Scissors
Blunt
63 80
Scissors
Pointed
33 160
Pencils 46 720
Pens 227 720
Highlighters 38 80
Glue
Sticks
14 240
Rulers 23 160
Chapstick 144 240
Hair
Combs
81 120
Hair
Brushes
25 120
Tote Bags 67 240
Toothbrush
2-4
80 80 x
Toothbrush
5-9
80 80 x
Toothbrush
10-14
37 80
Toothbrush
Cases
142 80 x
Toothbrush
Caps
90 160
Bar Soap 44 240
Reusable
Menstrual
Pad Kits
2 40
Tool Kits 20
Fishing
Kits
20
Sewing
Kits
21 40
Girls Socks
2-4
17 40
Girls Socks
5-9
7 40
Girls Socks
10-14
14 40
Pillowcase
Dresses
Small
4 40
Pillowcase
Dresses
Medium
3 40
Pillowcase
Dresses
Large
8 40
Girls T-Shirts
Small
Girls T-Shirts
Medium
Girls T-Shirts
Large
Boys T-Shirt
Small
7 40
Boys T-Shirt
Medium
9 40
Boys T-Shirt
Large
35 40
Boys Socks
2-4
7 40
Boys Socks
5-9
5 40
Boys Socks
10-14
24 40
Water Bottle 2 240