Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to share the love of Jesus with children around the world. Each fall shoe boxes are packed by families, churches, schools, civic clubs and businesses.┬áThe boxes are then hand-delivered to children in more than 100 countries.

Bethel Church became involved in Operation Christmas Child in 1999. In 2006, Bethel became a relay center. This means that in addition to filling boxes ourselves, we are a drop-off location for other churches. You can leave your boxes at Bethel, and we pack them in cartons and transport them to the nearest collection center in Urbandale.