With Thanksgiving coming this week, and Christmas around the corner, themes of gratitude and giving are filling the hearts and minds of believers. Activate High School Ministry is no exception. Because of all that Christ has done for us, the students at Activate participated in a 6-week giving campaign where they brought items each week that would be used to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Then, after donating the supplies, over 100 students showed up last night for a packaging party. All the items were categorized and then packaged in boxes, and are now waiting to be shipped out to children in need around the world. Upon receiving the gifts, these children will hear the amazing message of the gospel. Our hope and prayer is that this Christmas they would receive our gifts with joy. But more importantly, that they would receive Jesus, the greatest gift of all. In total, 207 boxes were assembled. Additionally, the students at Activate donated $850 to help pay the shipping costs to get these boxes sent. In faith, they took Jesus at His word when He promised us that “it is more blessed to give than receive.” I’m certainly proud to Pastor such a great group of young people!
Check out all of the pictures from the night on our Facebook page!