OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to over 168 million children in more than 100 countries. Shoebox gifts are a way to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Johnson Ferry will be collecting Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes on Sunday, Nov 10 and also serving as a Collection Center for the area Nov 18-25.
Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. Children with a parent in prison grow up wondering if their mom or dad still loves them. Through Angel Tree, you can be the one to show them they do! Angel Tree is not based on financial need, but the desire of incarcerated parents to connect with their children at Christmas.
This is a great ministry for an individual or an entire Sunday Bible Study class. We have both large and small families in need of gifts.
The Local Ministries office receives names from Prison Fellowship and matches volunteers with families. Volunteers receive an info packet with details about the child/children and gift requests. Volunteers are responsible for contacting the caregiver, as well as purchasing and delivering gifts close to Christmas.
Legacy Tree (formerly Granny Tree) connects individuals and families with more than 150 seniors who have qualified for financial support through Guidestone's "Mission Dignity" program. Since 1918, GuideStone Financial Resources has been on a “Mission” to provide “Dignity” to retired Southern Baptist ministers, workers and their widows. These are men and women who have faithfully served God’s people and now find themselves struggling to meet even basic needs. Many served small, rural churches that paid only modest salaries and couldn’t afford to contribute to their pastors’ retirement. Often, these loyal soldiers of the cross had to work extra jobs just to make ends meet. The delivery of Christmas gifts shows them they are remembered, valued, and loved by God and our church. This is a great ministry for an individual, family or an entire SBS class. We have both couples and individuals that need to be remembered at Christmas.
Volunteers may purchase and personally deliver gift items to seniors, or deliver gifts wrapped, packaged, labeled, and ready for shipment to the LAF office. Will you help Johnson Ferry minister to retired ministers and their widows this Christmas?