We are excited to bring before you the opportunity to provide  for  a child to hear the Word of God.  This can be done through packing  an Operation Christmas  Child shoebox.
Last year we were able to pack and send 300 shoeboxes to Honduras and South Africa through your generosity.  This year our goal is 350 boxes, increasing the older group of boys and girls by 25 boxes each.  We are trusting the Lord to continue this mission  as a church, remembering that, though we pack interesting items, the ultimate goal is that each child who receives a shoebox also hears the Word of God.
Samaritan’s Purse provides a time of fun and games and a Biblical story, giving each child an opportunity to, not only hear the Gospel, but also to take a discipleship course “The Greatest Journey” and to respond to the message.  As a result in 2021, over 4 million children have taken the course and about 2 million have accepted Jesus as Savior.  They have then reached others, friends and family, and over 200 churches have been started in various countries.
Our plan is to provide several safe ways you can participate.
  1. You can build a Virtual Shoebox.  Samaritans Purse has clear instructions at samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child.  The fee is $25.
  2. You can pack your own box.  Preprinted boxes will be available in the vestibule with labels and instructions.  The asking donation for each box  has increased to $10 for each box packed to cover cost of shipping, handling and custom fees.  Checks are to be made out to “Samaritan’s Purse”.
  3. You may donate items listed below.  Below is a list of items we hope to collect in our OCC box in the church vestibule. Keep a copy or picture of the list on your cell phone to help you shop.
  4. You may donate money to offer financial assistance for shipping costs or the purchase of items.  Checks can be made out to New Hyde Park Baptist Church.  Please include “OCC” on the memo line and drop off your checks in the donation box located in the back of the sanctuary.  Or click here to donate online.
  5. Definitely pray for OCC!  Pray for your part in bringing His light to the darkness and spreading the gospel around the world!

We know that this ministry changes lives for Christ not just for the children who learn the message through “The Greatest Journey” but also for their families and communities.

God bless you as you bless these children with the ministry of Operation Christmas Child!

Dates to keep in mind:

Sunday 10/30/22: Last day to bring in items for shoebox party.

Sunday 11/6/22: Shoebox packing party & last day to bring in self-pack boxes with $10/box for shipping.

Click here for details on Operation Christmas Child.

Please contact Linda Jensen at Hanlinjen14@gmail.com if you have any questions.