St. Matthew is supporting Operation Christmas Child again in 2018.  Half of the loose coins in the offering plate in 2018 will go to support Operation Christmas Child.  In 2017, we filled almost 200 shoe boxes.  Each shoe box contained items like erasers, pencil sharpeners, sling bags, plastic cups, wash clothes, soap, combs/brushes, tooth brushes, small toys—cards/games, hammers and nails, fishing hooks, lures, lines, sewing needles.

Together we can make a difference in a child’s life. In each box, the ministry adds biblical materials in the child’s language so that they can learn about the love of Jesus Christ and then the child shares this Great News with their friends and families.

Look for Operation Christmas Child to begin gathering items for show boxes this summer for shipment in November 2018.

To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, click here.