GCS takes on Operation Christmas Child
By Lisa Baker –
November 12–19 was Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week. Gilead Christian School North Campus is a Relay Center for Samaritans Purse. Over the last 12 years our doors have been open to collect shoe boxes. Volunteers step up to greet the wonderful people that are dropping shoe boxes off. The volunteers help unload the boxes, pray over them, and pack them into the final shipping boxes.
On November 19th all the shoe boxes in Central Ohio will go to the OCC Collection Center in Brandon, Ohio. After the boxes leave there they will be transported to one of the 7 Processing Centers in the USA. Our boxes will be shipped to Charlotte, North Carolina. There the boxes will go through final inspections and will be covered by lots of prayer before they are shipped overseas.
This year GCS north & south campus families were able to send 56 boxes!! GCS, as a Relay Center, collected a total of 799 shoe boxes for the week! This year marks the 100 millionth shoe box that will be delivered since 1993 by Samaritans Purse. Wow!!! God is so good! Just think, 100 million children/families have now heard about Jesus and the love He has for them—and it’s all been done one shoe box at a time.