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Operation Christmas Child Project Leader Workshop to be held in Mountain Grove

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The Operation Christmas Child Southern MO Area Team would like to invite all OCC Project Leaders to attend this exciting Project Leader Workshop! If you coordinate and lead your church or group in packing shoeboxes, then you are a Project Leader! Anyone who would like to learn more about Operation Christmas Child is also welcome to attend. 

The Project Leader Workshop will take place on Saturday, September 11th, 2021, 10:00am to 11:30am, at Mountain Grove First Baptist Church, 807 E 17th St., Mountain Grove, Missouri. This special Project Leader Weekend will kick off with a Virtual Season Launch, online, on Friday, September 10th, at 6pm. To register for both the online & in person events go to : samaritanspurse.org/occ  , then click on National Project Leader Weekend/ Find an Event Near You  , use code NPLW203. 

At this event, you will see how God is using your shoebox gifts to transform lives around the world! You will have an opportunity to build relationships, share ideas, and be equipped to lead and grow the Operation Christmas Child project with your church or group. Free materials and shoeboxes will be available! There will be door prizes, and refreshments will be served. Workshop topics include: creating quality crafts for shoeboxes, packing party tips and ideas, packing more- spending less, important OCC announcements and updates, engaging others in the mission of OCC, and much more!

For more information, contact  Mary Nix, Church Relations Coordinator (417)293-1219.

The Samaritan's Purse project Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes-- filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items-- and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 188 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. In 2021, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 9.7 million children. National Collection Week is November 15th--22nd, 2021.

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