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.  

See what it's all about here!

Last year Gateway collected 210 total boxes -- This year our goal is 200 physical boxes and 25 online boxes.  Drop your packed boxes off at Gateway anytime up until Sunday, November 19thQuestions? Contact volunteer Sarah McDaniel at or 360-624-4285.