Mission Seekers

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes and Important Events

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection

For the past several years, our Mission Seekers have enjoyed the experience of participating in collecting shoeboxes for children all over the world! This year, we are excited to continue this tradition! Below, you will find all the information you need to pack, and donate your shoebox! Please know this does not have to be an expensive gift! You can fill a fun, purposeful box with everything you need from the Dollar Store!! This meaningful experience allows your children ownership over filling the box with gifts the children may want and need! It truly gives perspective to us that have soo much! We will be collecting these wrapped, filled shoeboxes THIS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 during Mission Seekers!! Please make sure each box is wrapped (lid and box seperately), labeled, and has $7 (for shipping) taped to it! Thanks so much for your help in this worthy cause!!

Gift Suggestions:

Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.

School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc

Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc

Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips and bands, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc

A Personal Note: You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.

Younger Children: small blankets, stickers and picture books, blocks, finger puppets.

Older Children: Small tools, tape measures, sewing kits, fabric squares, deflated balls, solar calculators, rulers, scissors, jewelry, deodorant

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

1st Mission Seeker Mini Lock In

We are having a Ball learning about Missions!!!

Count your Blessings
Footsteps of Jesus
Our students learned how important it is to turn scriptures into songs for commiting to memory! We wanted to share a couple of hymns with them that they could learn and enjoy!! While we are not the best of editors and videographers, I hope you will enjoy our rendition!! :)

Dates to Remember:

November 26: NO CLASS, Thanksgiving Break

December 10: Last Class Day, Christmas Break…..please bring gently used gift or gift UNDER $10 for kid’s gift exchange!

December 12: 6:30-8:30 - FAMILY EVENT!!! Christmas Caroling, then Hot Chocolate Social at the church

Highlights of October:

What a GREAT month we had!!! Beginning with our Mini Lockin and ending with our super fun Fall Festival!! I truly appreciate your support, prayers, and participation to create fun memories for our students and families to enjoy! A BIG thank you to Mr Joe Ratliff who came in and gave us a wonderful pumpkin carving demonstration of the Ten Commandments!! In class this month we collected $62.00 for PURE WATER PURE LOVE! This organization provides families with clean water in their homes and communities!! What a blessing to give!

Pumpkin Carving Gospel with Mr Joe

Giving for November and December:

All money collected in class will go to our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, which helps provide for international Missions all over the world. "So that ALL peoples may know Him!"

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