Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide ministry that reaches children in need with the gospel of Jesus Christ and items that they need. Orrstown United Brethren Church has been involved with this ministry for many years and every year sends hundreds of boxes to children for Christmas. Our entire church is involved in supporting this ministry from collecting items throughout the year, to collecting shoeboxes, to serving at our “Shoebox Packing Day”. Every year our number of shoeboxes increases. In 2016 our little church packed 1,000 shoeboxes! We love blessing children at Christmas time with the love of Jesus!
In 2018, Orrstown UB packed 688 boxes for OCC! Here is a couple pictures of packing day!