Operation Christmas Child; Samaritan’s Purse
This November will be the 13th year the Chapel has participated in Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse.
Every year in late October and early November, the Chapel congregation is invited to fill a shoebox with love. The task is very simple. The Chapel congregation is invited to take one or more of the plastic shoeboxes located near each exit and fill it with fun items for a needy child this Christmas. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing childrens’ lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name through the power of a simple gift in a simple box.
A gift guide and report of the organization is provided at www.samaritanspurse.org. Shoeboxes are provided for this purpose.
Operation Christmas Child is a seasonal project of Samaritan’s Purse Ministry International in Boone, North Carolina. The world’s poorest children will benefit from our participation. For many years, Operation Christmas Child has helped mobilize churches to reach out to children in their need, extending both the message of hope that Christmas brings and a tangible expression of care for these children at Christmas.
Each year, Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of gift-filled shoeboxes to hurting children around the world. This project is personal – a shoebox gift can be as unique as the person packing it. It’s so simple, even a child can do it. – Dr. and Mrs. Billy Graham
Food for the Poor
The Chapel supports the work Food for the Poor is doing in Haiti. In 2015, the Chapel led a flip-flop drive to help provide footwear for those in need. Efforts in 2016 include support for building houses and purchasing cattle.