A really neat feature that Samaritan's Purse offers is giving your $7 shipping coverage online. This enables your shoebox to be tracked! Once your shoebox arrives you will find out the destination of your box through email!! This feature enables you to extend this giving opportunity with learning. This would be a great chance to learn facts about the country/area your box was shipped to or simply locate the destination on a map!
Most importantly these gifts provide an opportunity for us to share Christ's love with a precious child in need. Samaritan's purse also follows up with a gospel presentation and bible classes for children who receive boxes. Please consider being a part of this gospel driven ministry this year!
How I taught my 2 year old about Operation Christmas Child:
1. At my local $1 store my daughter picked out a baby doll she liked, I purchased one for her and told her that we were going to buy another one for another little girl. As she enjoined her doll she also knew that there was another one for someone else.
2. Next we watched a video of Operation Christmas Child together. I pointed out the shoe boxes are gifts for children who are poor. Poor means that these children don't have many toys like we do.
3. Next we looked at our shoe box together. This was the most difficult part because there were many items and treats that she would like to eat or play with. She took everything out then I told her we are going to put them back inside for another little girl to have. I was happy to see her put the items back in the box cheerfully!!
4. We prayed together over the box for the little girl who would receive it!
5. Next week we will drop off our box together at our local drop off site!