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Join us as we partner with Samaritan’s Purse to see precious gifts & the Gospel of Jesus Christ travel around the world to children in need of God’s love!

The amazing
journey of a simple
shoebox gift
begins with YOU.

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How to Pack a Shoebox

1. PICK UP YOUR EMPTY SHOEBOX

Empty shoeboxes will be available in the Southview Community Church lobby on Sundays from 10am - 11:30am beginning October 31, 2021. 

2. FILL YOUR BOX
Fill the box with a variety of age-appropriate gifts (see below) and a note for the child if you'd like. 

3. LABEL YOUR BOX

Use the label to indicate on your shoebox whether it was packed for a boy or girl and which age category: 2–4, 5–9, or 10–14.

3. DROP YOUR BOX OFF

Wrap a rubber band around your box and drop it off in the Southview Community Church lobby any Sunday from 10am - 11:30am until November 21, 2021. 

4. PRAY

Most importantly, "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. 5:17) for the child who will receive your shoebox gift.
 

  • Please also pray for:

  • Their family to also be receptive to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

  • The pastor of the church who delivers your shoebox gift.

  • Their community to be transformed by the Gospel.

 
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This boy from Kiribati excitedly shows off the shoebox gift he received at an Operation Christmas Child outreach event in his village.

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A princess-themed shoebox delights a girl in Mongolia, where yurts are a common form of housing

WHAT SHOULD I PACK
IN MY SHOEBOX? 

Click below on the gender and age range that you choose to view gift suggestions!

Items on the Do Not Include list are the following:

*Candy
*Toothpaste
*Gum
*Used or Damaged Items
*War-related Items
*Seeds
*Food
*Liquids or Lotions
*Medications or Vitamins
*Breakable Items or Glass Containers
*Aerosol Cans

 
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Send the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth Without Leaving Home
 

When you Build a Shoebox Online, it provides believers in remote regions a creative way to share the Good News in a culturally sensitive manner. Online boxes are carefully prepared, abiding by strict customs regulations to safeguard partners who will deliver the gifts, as well as the boys and girls who receive them. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19). Help fulfill the Great Commission and take the Gospel to the ends of the earth by building a shoebox online today!

Don't forget to follow your box!