Warwick, RI, December 9, 2010: Students in St. Peter’s Middle School recently completed their annual service project of packing and sending boxes of gifts to Operation Christmas Child. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
St. Peter students in grades 6, 7 & 8 determined whether they would purchase gifts for a boy or a girl and then decided for which age group they would buy. On November 23, the students spent their Enrichment Period assembling their gift boxes. The wrapped the gifts were brought to a North Kingstown Collection Center later that week where each box was checked to make sure all contents are appropriate for children. Hundreds of trucks and sea containers transport the boxes to the receiving country where they are delivered to local churches and ministry partners. Finally, the boxes from St. Peter School in Warwick will get into the hands of a child in time for Christmas! This is a lively, fun event for the children. Most importantly, the Warwick Middle Schoolers are encouraged to pray for the child who will receive their gift.
This year, the students included “All About Me” letters in their shoe boxes. They included some personal information as well as the school address. The students hope that someday they will hear back from the recipients of their Operation Christmas Child gifts.