Monday, February 04, 2013

Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse

The Operation Christmas Child / Samaritan's Purse Ministry returned to the Cofradia area this year as we handed out 300 Christmas boxes to children in Las Pilas and Cofradía.

This year, the children of our Children's Ministry participated in an outreach to the children of Las Pilas as they handed out 100 Christmas boxes.  Our Children's Ministry Leader, Antonia Franco, spent a couple of months ahead of time taking a few of our children on Thursdays in "preparation" for this event.  In a sense, our children were being "Missionaries" to another town nearby.  They shared bible stories and sang songs each week up until January 6 when the boxes were handed out.  Our children did this not knowing they were going to receive a box later.  At first for some, it was a little difficult because many of them would not even receive a gift for Christmas, now they would be handing out gifts and not getting one.  As to their surprise, we were able to purchase 200 more boxes so the children of Cofradía could receive a gift as well.
Our kids ministering to the kids in Las Pilas
Handing out boxes in Las Pilas
Operation Christmas Child Cofradia - Teaching time
Cofradia children and their boxes
Cofradia children and their boxes
Cofradia children and their boxes
On behalf of the children in Las Pilas, Cofradia, and around the globe that receive Christmas Boxes, THANK YOU to all who participate and give towards this.  It really does make a difference.  The excitement on the faces of the children is priceless!

To donate to the Cofradia Children's Ministry, please click on this link and specify it likewise.

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