The Gift of Giving

8 Mar

On Wednesday nights in Perryton, TX, the Victory Kiddos ministry conducts church service at Victory Family Church.  The church wanted to teach the 5 to 12 year olds about the joy of giving to others and through a parishioner’s recommendation; they stumbled upon Operation Christmas Child (OCC) through Samaritan’s Purse.

For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has aided the world’s poor, sick and suffering by providing education, food, clothing and shelter programs in over 200 different countries.  The mission of OCC is reached by having people fill empty shoe boxes with all kinds of toys, toiletries, candy, stickers, books, and clothes.  The boxes are wrapped in Christmas paper and labeled to a boy or girl and age.

The ministry collected empty shoe boxes from all over our town for a couple months and wrapped them.  The proceeds of the Popcorn Palace fundraiser allowed the ministry to buy items to fill the boxes. To make the event more fun, the church organized a box filling party.  Each box must be carefully packed as all the boxes are inspected at the processing centers.

“Our goal was to send 50 shoe boxes to OCC.  We did that!  And we had plenty left over to send a check along with our boxes to help with the shipping costs,” said Gayle Bishop, “ Since this was a success, we have decided to annually raise money for OCC.”

To learn more about Victory Kiddos or Operation Christmas Child, visit or

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