gateway's annual

operation christmas child

"The power of a simple gift!" 

Operation Christmas Child

It's that time of year again! Gateway will be collecting "Shoebox Gifts" for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse that delivers shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to children around the world as a tangible expression of God's love!

But it's more than just a gift - it's a Gospel opportunity, as each child who receives a box also receives the Gospel message in their own language. and is given an opportunity to come back to their local church for a 14-week Bible Study called The Greatest Journey. This is a great way for ANYONE to participate in The Great Commission and make disciples of all nations in Jesus' name.  

Last year Gateway collected almost 200 boxes --let's see what we can do this year!  Drop your packed boxes off at Gateway anytime up until Sunday November 14Questions? Contact volunteer Sarah McDaniel at or 360-624-4285.