In the hands of local churches, every gift filled shoe box is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship, transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!
Operation Christmas Child is such a special and powerful ministry. We get to play a small part in that here at Halethorpe. Every year in October, we have a giant packing party where we fill over 1,500 shoe boxes to bless children of all ages, all over the world!
Mark your calendars now for our 2017 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party which will be on Saturday, November 4th, 2017!
We are currently collecting the following items for Operation Christmas Child: small toys such as matchbox cars, bouncy balls, bracelets, small games, and happy meal toys along with shoe boxes and school supplies.
For more information about this exciting ministry, please check out the video at the link below! If you have any questions about this ministry, please contact Tricia Warfield or the Church Office!
We are very pleased and excited to announce that at the Baltimore Operation Christmas Child Processing Center, there were a grand total of 679,364 Shoe Box Gifts processed! These boxes went to Honduras, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Togo, and Uganda! Please continue to pray for the opportunities to share the Gospel that will come through these shoeboxes.
These are just some of the pictures from our 2016 Packing Party!