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.

ItemCurrent CountDesired QuantityCompleted
Stuffed Animals219160x
Baby Dolls4840x
Baby Doll Blankets2740
Toys Girls 2-488120
Toys Girls 5-9116120
Toys Girls 10-1478120
Toys Boys 2-497120
Toys Boys 5-9163120x
Beach Balls46240
Bouncy Balls (Large)5780
Bouncy Balls (Small)74160
Jump Ropes106120
#4 Soccer Ball2060
Ball Pumps2760
Colored Pencils27160
Pencil Bags137240
Pencil Sharpeners17240
Large Erasers155240
Cap Eraser183480
Notebooks College Rule4280
Notebooks Wide Rule7160
Scissors (Blunt)6380
Scissors (Pointed)33160
Glue Sticks14240
Hair Combs82120
Hair Brushes25120
Tote Bags67240
Toothbrush 2-48080x
Toothbrush 5-98080x
Toothbrush 10-143780
Toothbrush Cases14280x
Toothbrush Caps90160
Bar Soap44240
Reusable Menstrual Pad Kits240
Tool Kits20
Fishing Kits20
Sewing Kits2140
Girls Socks 2-41740
Girls Socks 5-9740
Girls Socks 10-141440
Pillowcase Dresses (Small)640
Pillowcase Dresses (Medium)540
Pillowcase Dresses (Large)1540
Girls T-shirts (Small)
Girls T-shirts (Medium)
Girls T-shirts (Large)
Boys T-shirts (Small)1740
Boys T-shirts (Medium)1940
Boys T-shirts (Large)3840
Boys Socks 2-4740
Boys Socks 5-9540
Boys Socks 10-142440
Water Bottle2240