bethesda operation christmas child

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Our goal is to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ. God has used these little shoe boxes to open the hearts of children, and their families, and even entire communities.

For almost 10 years, we as a church have been packing shoeboxes for kids all over the world. Each year we have sent over 100 boxes to underprivileged children. Not only are these kids given a Christmas gift, but they are also given the opportunity to learn about Jesus and his never-ending love through a discipleship course.

On September 9th, shoeboxes will be available for you to pick up and fill by November 11th. Donations towards shipping costs can be made either online or through the enclosed envelope accompanying the boxes.

You Can Start Now!

Here’s what to buy:

  • Reusable water bottles
  • (Deflated) soccer balls w/ pumps
  • Draw string bags
  • Sewing kits
  • A special “wow” gift

**Remember all your items must fit into a closed shoebox.**

Check out Pinterest for some great ideas for gifts and how to maximize space! Click here for more information.

Thank you for being part of this tradition!

Contact Us

Office Hours
Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(During the summer, 10:00am - 2:00pm)


4445 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

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