Since 1993 Operation Christmas Child has been a branch of Samaritans Purse. It is now the worlds largest International childrens ministry. A simple gift of a shoebox to a child filled with hygiene items, school supplies, and toys is delivered to children from over 100 countries along with the Gospel of Christ. Following this simple gift the child is then given the oppportunity to attend a discipleship program called The Greatest Journey to further their knowledge of Christ.
Beaver Lick Baptist Church has participated in Operation Christmas Child for many years. As well as putting together our own shoeboxes we have also participated as one of the ministries local drop off centers for others in the area to bring in their shoeboxes during collection week the 3rd week of November each year.
January--hats, gloves, scarves
March--toys, misc for boys
April--hygiene items, toothbrushes, combs
June--toys, misc for girls
September-accessories, glasses, hair pieces, etc
October--toys, misc items