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Why I Love Shoe boxes

Every time I see a shoe box, I am immediately reminded of one of  my favorite things about Christmastime- Operation Christmas Child. I love how filling a shoe box can extend love to someone else across the world. It is such a simple project and yet incredibly meaningful. The main reason I love it so much is that I can easily incorporate my kids with the activity. 

As a family, we seek ways to live out James 1:27:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

I know I can read verses about caring for orphans and get overwhelmed at the thought. While I have many dreams, I am reminded to think of what I can do here and now in my current season. 

Filling a few shoe boxes every November is a perfect way for us to care for the orphans. It teaches our kids about the world, thankfulness, and loving others.

We all have a choice. We can stay within our safe bubbles, or we can reach out and pop the bubble and extend out our arms and eyes to the world. I am ready to pop our bubble, aren’t you?

If you want helpful tips on what to pack and what not to pack, head on over here. Collection week is November 14-21! Go here to find your nearest drop off location! 

There are many ways that we can be intentional in our actions over the Christmas season. What are some ways you like to reach out to others? 

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