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May 15

Ministry May with Wisdom Wednesday Link Up

Can you imagine receiving a gift from a stranger…..and it being the first gift you’ve every received?

 

This is typically the scenario when working with Samaritan’s Purse via their Operation Christmas Child ministry.

Every year we pack two boxes. Both of my children select gifts for a child in their age group. There is such joy (along with many prayers) that go into the selecting and packaging these little boxes. It takes several attempts at rearranging the contents to ensure we’ve fit as much as possible in each box.

This is such a simple way to make a big impact in a child’s life, and share Christ’s love with them.

We are called to be a light, and I’m sure that the smiles on these children’s faces create a light! All the work of a simple box via a wonderful ministry.

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I encourage you to take a peek at this ministry, a lot goes into O.C.C. 

If you live close to one of their processing centers, you can be even more involved!

I plan to take a trip one day when my children are older, and be a part of the processing center ministry. I want to be able to show my children that their 2 boxes every year were part of a much bigger picture!

 

Praying God directs you to the perfect ministry that He has for you!

 

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  1. Laura Lane

    I hadn’t thought about it before this. I can start collecting things now for a box so that it’s not an added expense next Autumn. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes! :) Isn’t that great?!? I love it!

  2. A Little R & R

    I love Samaritan’s purse!!! The work they do is amazing. I “met” a lady on MySpace (some years ago) who received Christ as a child through Samartian’s purse and now works for them! Her story is truly amazing. Go to YouTube and search for Lejla Allison – you’ll be amazed by her story.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) I will definitely look her up! Thanks for sharing! Blessings sis!

  3. Kasey

    I love that you have such a heart for outreach! You are making the world a better place one day at a time and infecting others with a desire to get involved, too! Thank you for faithfully linking up your inspiring posts with me each week!
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) More people aware of the available ministries, enables more of us to find one that God has for us to minister through! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  4. Judith at WholeHearted Home

    Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this past week.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      You’re welcome! TY for providing the link up! :)

  5. jdukeslee

    That picture is truly worth a gazillion words!
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Isn’t it though? I knew as soon as I saw it on their website that it was the one to use! :) Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  6. Donna

    It is a wonderful ministry.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      So simple, yet so valuable! Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  7. This Woman Writes -- Carolyn Henderson

    I love the shoebox ministry of Samaritan’s Purse — it’s such a simple, beautiful, impacting project that regular people can do, and you can actually see what you’re doing. Practical — so unusual for many ministries.

    I’m number 36 this week — Chickens, Dishwashing, and Keynesian Economics.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, it is very practical, simple and straightforward. I love that my kiddos understand what it is, and how it makes a huge difference! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  8. renee

    We love doing the boxes with the kids at christmas time! It’s a really good oppertunity to have them think about others while walking through the toy isle.

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes! :) They love that! :) A great reason to walk down the aisle we often avoid! :) Blessings sis! :)

  9. Kathleen

    I so agree, OCC is an amazing ministry and what a delight to see those smiling faces. Thanks for sharing :)
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      :) I love the smiles! :) So beautiful! :) Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

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