Operation Christmas Child Follow-up

 Operation Christmas Child. The AWANA kids with wonderful help from our youth group and many fabulous adult volunteers helped us pack 426 shoeboxes last Wednesday that are now on their way to the processing center!! (Besides these 426 shoeboxes, church members packed an additional 130 boxes on their own!) Shoeboxes will next be shipped by Samaritan's Purse to more than 100 countries around the world to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease. Children will hear the gospel when they receive their shoeboxes; many will also be invited to attend The Greatest Journey, a 12-week discipleship program. Please pray that the shoeboxes packed by our church have a safe journey to the precious children God has chosen to receive them. Thank you so much to those who donated items and money so that we could fill our shoeboxes! A special thank you to the Crafting for OCC group for making puppets, scarves, doll blankets, scrunchies, ribbon dancers, cross necklaces, stuffed animals and other lovingly-crafted items! Another special thank you to Robert Simpson for all the fun wooden toys he made and donated and to Lydia's Sewers for the many handy pencil pouches--your time is so appreciated! Thank you too to all the OCC volunteers who worked throughout the year to gather, sort, unpackage and organize shoebox items!   We are now collecting donations towards the processing/shipping costs for our 426 shoeboxes to send to Samaritan's Purse: $9/box which is $3,834. When giving, please indicate that your donation is for "OCC." Thank you so much for your support of this ministry! 

Missions is handled by our Director of Children/Missions, Teresa Keeler. We believe that our mission field is here in our city, our county, our region, our state, nationwide, and even internationally. 

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Missions

We serve locally, statewide, national, and international. Below are just a few ways we are currently serving.
National

Ways we serve Nationally are:

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, New York - Urban Impact Ministries, New Orleans, etc. 

International

Ways we serve internationally:

Lottie Moon, Operation Christmas Child, Haiti, to name a few. 

Local

We are never at a loss for ways to serve in the Kansas City area. 

Here are some of the ways we serve: Food Pantry, Benevolence Assistance with Rent & Utilities, Joyful Giveaway, City Union Mission, Shelter KC, and Clay Platte Baptist Association. 

State

Here are some ways we serve the state through missions:

Lydia's Sew-ers (a volunteer group that sews items), The MO Baptist Children's Home, and The Baptist Home-Chillicothe.

Joyful Giveaway

Free Event for all communities, stations including: Groceries, Family Photo, Toys, Haircuts, Adult Health screenings, Games, Refreshments, Encouragement, and more!

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is an all year collection to pack boxes each year. Each month has a specific item that we focus on collecting, a list can be sent to you by contacting the church office. Items and monetary donation can be dropped off in the church office, thank you for your support!