As a congregation it is our privilege to participate with thousands of other churches and Christians around the world as we share the joy of the Lord and the Gospel of Jesus Christ during this Christmas season. Last year more than 8 million children received Operation Christmas Child gift boxes. The boxes contained everything from clothes to toys to personal items and candy. Most importantly, though, many of these boys and girls received a copy of the booklet, “The Greatest Gift of All,” which, of course, gives a detailed presentation of the Gospel.
Last year, Hollywood Community Church gave some 1,000 boxes and we would like to do that or more this year. We are encouraging each family to take three boxes because statistics show that one out of every three kids that receive a box, trust Christ as their personal Savior. That is a great investment!
In Matthew 25:40 Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me.”
You can still pick up your pre-wrapped box in the back of the auditorium. Sunday, November 14th will be our “Operation Christmas Child Sunday.” We will fill the front of the church with gift boxes and have a special time of prayer over them. This Christmas, let’s impact the lives of hundreds of boys and girls by showing them the love of Jesus Christ. I am excited to see what God is going to do!