Pastoral Care

Christmas in a Shoebox

Every year the generous SCAS school community participates in the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) project, run by Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches in developing nations to reach out to children by providing gift-filled shoeboxes and bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ. After receiving shoebox gifts, many children are also invited back to participate in The Greatest Journey – an evangelism and discipleship program. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse project, OCC, has collected and delivered more than 135 million shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries and territories.

To date, 143 shoeboxes have been returned to the school for the SCAS Operation Christmas Child collection. These boxes have been lovingly filled with gifts which will ultimately bring joy to children in developing countries. A special thank you to you and your family for participating in delivering the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world.

We are blessed to have Mr Graeme Kightley, from the St Columba Anglican School Council, as the regional coordinator for this program. A special thank you also to our special “secret angel” who has been lovingly hand making carry bags to be added to the shoeboxes. She has made hundreds for us over the years.

If you still have a shoebox at home that is yet to be filled, please return it by the end of term, as they need to be collected, packed up and shipped by our volunteers.

Rebekah Erga
Christian Studies Teacher and Primary Chaplaincy team

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