October 12 – November 3, 2019
Cornerstone Church will launch its 8th annual Christmas Shoebox drive this October 12th in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse and New Missions, Haiti. This volunteer-led effort blesses children around the world by providing children with a tangible demonstration of God’s love in the form of a gift box filled with toiletries, school supplies and a toy.
As shoeboxes are distributed our partners take the opportunity to share the Gospel and offer the greatest Christmas gift possible – a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
A young boy, Luis, from Panama said, “My favorite items in my shoebox were school supplies. It meant I could go to school.”
Another young man from Mexico was thrilled to receive his first pair of socks in his shoebox! Each year many children make a decision for Christ and are then invited to participate in a discipleship curriculum called, “The Greatest Journey.”
If you haven’t participated in the past, it’s simple! Pick up a shoebox after services. Fill it with items from our suggested donation list and then pray over the shoebox. Pray for those who will share the Gospel and pray that God uses your gift to open a child’s heart to the Truth. Return it to the church by November 3 and keep praying!
The Christmas Shoebox Drive kicks off with a Cornerstone Life presentation by Ministry Leaders Sherry Lee and Linda Walton on October 12th and 13th. More than 30 volunteers will then distribute empty boxes and instructions immediately after services. Filled shoeboxes may be dropped off any weekend through November 3, 2019.
We have set a God-sized goal of collecting 1,500 shoeboxes! Join us as we live out Cornerstone’s Mission of “LEAD” – Love God, Equip Believers, Answer God’s Call and Declare the Good News beyond the boundaries of Cornerstone Church.
"As shoeboxes are distributed our partners take the opportunity to share the Gospel and offer the greatest Christmas gift possible – a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."
"Pray for those who will share the Gospel and pray that God uses your gift to open a child’s heart to the Truth."
Build a box with a group of friends, as a family or get your grandchildren involved! Help them develop a heart for those who have not yet had the chance to hear the Gospel. Take advantage of the opportunity to disciple your kids in generosity, prayer and evangelism. Here is a link on how to fill your shoeboxes. www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/