Shoe­boxes full of fes­tive cheer

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A CHURCH has sent 132 shoe­boxes full of Christ­mas cheer to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren all over the world.

Mem­bers of Kings Church in Raans Road, Amer­sham, took part in Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child.

The church in­vited its mem­bers and the com­mu­nity to fill shoe­boxes with gifts so chil­dren aged from two to 14 can ex­pe­ri­ence a small taste of Christ­mas.

Dur­ing his Sun­day ser­mon, se­nior pas­tor Paul Lynch en­cour­aged the 300-strong con­gre­ga­tion to par­tic­i­pate in the ap­peal, say­ing: “We are so pas­sion­ate about the shoe­box ap­peal, be­cause it gives us an op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate God's love at Christ­mas to those chil­dren whose needs are so great.”

This is the third year that King's Church has been in­volved in the shoe­box ap­peal and they have now sent close to 500 of th­ese gift boxes.

The church does not know the pre­cise jour­ney that each in­di­vid­ual box will take, nor the spe­cific de­tails or the cir­cum­stances of the child who will open it.

Chil­dren from Kings

Church in Amer­sham with some

of the boxes for Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas

Child. Box­ing clever:

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