From the beginning of time God spoke about the importance of children. Jesus made this clear when he said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:13-14

Samaritan’s Purse has followed Christ’s spoken word and millions of children each year are coming to Christ through Operation Christmas Child and the Great Journey Discipleship Program. Since 1993 over 168 million children have received the gift-filled gospel opportunity shoe box. These young believers are sharing their faith and the gospel to their families and communities.

Maranatha Chapel and Maranatha Christian School has participated in OCC since 1996 and impacted over 68,000 children through the shoe box and 9,000 children have come to Christ.

If you would like to impact the lives of children and become a part of this incredible ministry, please contact Kenny Kagawa


The Amazing Journey of a shoe box gift begins with You!

Join us as we express the love of Christ through filling shoe box gifts. Not only does it bring great joy to a child but introduces them to the love of Jesus. There are many opportunities to serve and participate.

For questions or if you have an interest in serving, please contact Kenny Kagawa



Our goal is to use this fair to help defray the cost for this ministry outreach and help make a difference in the lives of children all over the world.

For more info contact Gloria at (858) 335-7486 or gloria_bias@yahoo.com



Bless a child with a handmade washcloth for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. No experience is necessary and you can work at home. Come join us for training and fellowship every 2nd Saturday in room C-209.

For more information, you can contact Erika Taylor at erikapaige11@gmail.com



If you have experience sewing, please join us in making pillowcase dresses for the children who receive Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoeboxes. Last year we made 525 dresses!

We will meet only ten times this year on the first Thursday of every month in the foyer from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. 

If you’d like to join us or are interested in donating fabric or making a financial donation, please contact Kathy at (858) 229-2202.

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