Thursday, December 5, 2013

Children Serving Children

This entry in the My Christmas List contest comes from a school in Murfreesboro that is showing children from an early age how to quite literally impact the world, at Christmastime and all year long.

Participating in Operation Christmas Child is a long-standing tradition at Providence Christian Academy for our Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students. We kick-off our collection each year with a special chapel service. Over the years, we've heard messages from teachers describing how Operation Christmas Child has impacted their lives, as well as hearing from actual shoe box recipients. The message is clear: the shoe boxes spread the love of Jesus Christ far around the globe and touch the hearts of those packing the boxes here at PCA.

Each year our tree overflows with boxes packed with toys, necessities, and a Bible for needy children. We have collected thousands of boxes since beginning the program over a decade ago. The boxes are distributed through the organization, Samaritan's Purse

This year we collected over 275 boxes. Before sending the boxes off, our PCA students, faculty & parents spend time praying over each box. In addition to collecting shoe boxes, our high school students served an important role in the next phase of the shoe box process. They packaged all shoe boxes for shipment at our local drop-off point. 

Operation Christmas Child is a favorite service project at PCA - and one that we will continue for many years to come! It's on our Christmas List!

Like this idea? Pack a shoebox with Uncle Si:

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