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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Social

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Crossroads Community Church- Wadsworth

118 High Street

Wadsworth, OH 44281

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Do you love packing shoeboxes? Do you organize shoebox drives at your church or with your student, business or community groups? If so, you don't want to miss the excitement on Thursday, September 28 where you can experience the journey of a shoebox and the impact a simple gift can have on the life of a needy child.

DOORS OPEN AT 6 PM! Network with other supporters of the ministry and visit our resource tables before the start of a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. Special guest speaker, Elena Haegmeirer was 8 years old when she and her sister were moved from an abusive poverty-stricken home into an orphanage in the former Soviet Union. At a time when she was feeling unloved, she was handed an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. It was the first gift she had ever received. With the gift, Elena received a booklet, which seemed like an unbelievable fairytale. It said the Creator of the universe loved her. She began to pray, hopeful for a family for her and her sister, a prayer that was answered in 2004 by a loving family in the United States. To hear about God’s love in her life, please join us for a special time of Elena sharing her testimony.

Following this special presentation, enjoy a Shoebox social focusing on all things shoeboxes and Operation Christmas Child! Learn about the impact of shoeboxes and the power of multiplication through The Greatest Journey discipleship program. Get free resources to share with your church or community as well as helpful ideas on how to plan and organize fundraising and packing events.

Whether you've been packing shoeboxes for years or you are completely new to packing shoeboxes, this workshop has something for you. You will also get the chance to network with other project leaders, and members of this wonderful ministry. This event is FREE and open to the public so bring a friend and socialize with fellow believers who share in your love of Operation Christmas Child!

Registration is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED (but not required). All those who pre-register will be entered into a drawing for 100 FREE OCC GoBoxes!


What is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. Since 1993, millions of shoeboxes have been packed, shipped, and delivered across the globe. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus Christ.

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