Living Waters Ministry OPERATION SHOEBOX Outreach

Missions OutreachOur goal to to provide shoeboxes full of items to send to children and teens in Guatemala that will be opened as presents at Christmas! Living Water teaching will also preach the Gospel to them as they give out the presents. Help us help the children and reach them with God’s Love and His Word!

OPERATION SHOEBOX was founded in November 1996, Marion Zirkle Children’s Foundation, is a division of Living Water Teaching International. This portion of the Ministry provides the opportunity to bless thousands of children each year around Christmas time with a Shoebox of needed items like: comb or hairbrush, toothbrush, coloring book and crayons, pencils, pens, and notepad, and socks, hair items and a toy or a gift according to the age and gender of the child. You can be a part of this just by contacting our US office and requesting the number of shoeboxes that you need sent to you or you can get information on attending the Shoebox Campaign in Guatemala held the first week of December. Another way you can support Operation Shoebox is by sending in finances to purchase toys or to help pay for the shipping of the container that takes the shoeboxes and toys overseas.

At Faith and Victory Church, we have set goals for folks to bring items up until we get the boxes ready in August. Plan now, and buy in bulk when you see sales in the stores to help us fill these boxes!

Here are some suggestions:

January

Bar soap, washcloths, tooth paste, tooth brushes, combs, brushes, hair bows, hygiene items, etc.
Put liquids in zip-lock plastic bags

February

Infant (0-1) year old, Clothing and Toys

March

Boy and Girl (2-4) years old, Clothing and Toys

April

Boy and Girl (5-7) year old, Clothing and Toys

May

Boy and Girl (8-10), Clothing and Toys

June

Boy and Girl (11-13) years old, Clothing and Toys

July

Boy and Girl 14-16 years old, Clothing and Toys

August

$5.00 per box, candy, school items

Other Suggestions:

Boys: Trucks, cars, airplanes, marbles, balls, legos, yo yo’s, coloring book, crayons, pencils, paper, candy: hard candy, lollipops, mints, bubble gum. (Place candy in plastic bags), Underwear, T-shirts, hats, socks, etc.

Teens: Toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, hair clips (for girls), combs, socks, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), pencils, pencil sharpeners, paper, colored pencils, scissors, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, candy, wallets, purses, watches, stuffed animal, jewelry, T-shirts, etc.

Girls: Dolls, stuffed animals, candy, balls, kazoos, harmonicas, jump ropes, small etch-a-sketch, slinky, puzzles, hair clips, watches, scarves, small picture books, markers, stamps and ink pad sets, coloring books, crayons, writing pads, paper, solar calculator, pencils, pencils sharpeners, scissors, paper dolls, etc.

Babies: Baby clothes, bibs, caps, bottles, rattles, baby toys, sippy cups, blankets, personal care items, socks etc.

School items: crayons, paint set, rulers, packs of colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, #2 pencils, tape pencil grips, erasers, scissors, note pads, black, red & blue pens, gel pens, glue sticks, etc.