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Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by Jabbezzz, Nov 13, 2004.
Is Operation Christmas Child a credible enterprise?
My church has participated in it for several years. So I guess it is.
Is that the shoe boxes program? We are doing that this year at church, Our family has done several times in the past. I don't think there is anything wrong with it at all.
Yes, it's a real ministry with Franklin Graham. My husband worked there last year on an assembly line nights. It was VERY strict. Only certain people were allowed to open the boxes first. Jim was one of those. His job was to remove any money from the box and it or checks were put into lock boxes. That money was used for missionaries who go into areas YEAR ROUND with these shoe boxes. They had videos showing how it works. They pull into town and open their trunks to begin giving away the boxes. Children and adults gather and the gospel is shared.
You can read all about it on the internet.
Right here - Operation Christmas Child
Diane, I'm glad to hear how carefully they handle the money in the box. Generally $5. is required to help handle the expense of delivering the boxes to other countries, sometimes remote areas.
Donna, Jim said that some boxes would have very large checks. Some churches would put one check instead of having $5.00 in each box. Many people would hide money inside little boxes or gift type pouches. In some countries, a child might be killed over even a few dollars so that's why the money on top is requested.