Operation Christmas Child, October 2016

Operation Christmas ChildFor the third year in succession, the October Messy Church activities included members packing shoeboxes for ‘Operation Christmas Child’, run by the charity Samaritans Purse.

Toys and other goodies were collected, shoeboxes covered with brightly coloured paper and labels prepared. Great care was taken choosing items for the boxes and these are now on their way to children in poor countries, where the shoeboxes will be the only gifts the children will receive for Christmas.

A total of 33 boxes were filled, so many thanks to everyone who provided empty boxes, items to go in them and donations to cover the cost of transport to their destination.