God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’

Job 37:5-6 NIV

4-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say, or Do:

4-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say, or Do:

1. Is what you are thinking, saying, or doing the TRUTH?

2. Is what you are thinking, saying, or doing FAIR (or just) to all concerned?

3. Will what you are thinking, saying, or doing build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will what you are thinking, saying, or doing be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Operation Christmas Child

Good News and Great Joy
A small shoebox can teach a child about the love of God, lead him or her to faith in Christ, inspire pastors, and plant new churches. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out is eternal. Be a part of changing lives through the power of a simple gift.

Planning Your Shoebox
There are many things that you can put in your shoebox gift. These items can be entertaining, useful, practical, & educational. A few things you may consider are; balls, yo yo’s, small stuffed animals, dolls or slinkys, hard candy, clothing items, combs or brushes, school or art supplies, colored pencils & crayons, coloring books, & blank notebooks. This is only a sampling of things you may include. Your gift will only be limited by your imagination.

There are some items which should not be included-such items include; toys with a war theme, or toys which are based on weapons, liquids or lotions which may spill and make a mess, candy which may melt, and items which would be too fragile. Please look up www.samaritanspurse.orgfor complete suggestions on packing your shoebox gift.

You may also wish to write a short note or sign a Christmas card, and even send a picture of your child if it is from them.

Collection Time
These gifts have to be collected and taken to local collection centers the week before Thanksgiving, November 17-24th, so they can be moved to regional collection centers, where they are gone through and prepared for shipping. We would like people to deliver their shoebox gifts to Living Waters Presbyterian Church a week or two before collection week, and we will pray over the gifts and dedicate them before we take them to a collection center.