Operation Christmas Child 2017
NEW FOR 2017 – DO NOT INCLUDE TOOTHPASTE OR CANDY
National Collection Week is November 13-20, 2017.
Red & Green GO boxes will be available later in October.
You can also Build a Shoebox Online.
If you’d like to go help at the Processing Center in Orange County, sign up online at samaritanspurse.org.
Operation Christmas Child 2016
Operation Christmas Child – National Collection Week was November 14- 28, 2016.
Our 2016 final results were: 2680 shoeboxes from Tehachapi and 872 from COBC
For more information: www.samaritanspurse.org
“Fill a child’s life with joy this Christmas”
Operation Christmas Child 2015
Country Oaks Baptist Church – 20915 Schout Road, Tehachapi, CA 93561 – is the Operation Christmas Child Relay Center for the Tehachapi area. National Collection Week was November 16-23, 2015.
Our final results: 2840 shoeboxes from Tehachapi and 932 from COBC and from Kern County 17,467
Praise the Lord. We are growing each year! We had 2165 boxes in 2014, and 1848 in 2013. See below for more history.
If you didn’t have time to shop and fill a shoebox, you can fill one online at: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline
If you are still interested in going to the Processing Center, you can make your own reservation to serve. Go to www.occvolunteersignup.com. Create your own profile/account and sign up for available openings.
Operation Christmas Child Report 2014
We collected 2165 boxes from the Tehachapi area and 688 from COBC. Praise the Lord! ( See history below)
Operation Christmas Child News 2014:
On Sunday, November 9, 2014 COBC was recognized for FIVE years of service as a Relay Center. A representative from the regional office was here with a special presentation and to share some of her stories of distributions around the world.
What to put in a SHOEBOX:
TOYS – Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small etch-a-sketches, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – Pens, Pencils and Sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
HYGIENE ITEMS – Toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap, comb, wash cloth, etc.
OTHER – T-shirts, socks, ball caps, watches, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, flashlights, etc.
WHAT NOT TO PUT IN A SHOEBOX: War-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures, chocolate or food, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow or glass containers, aerosol cans, etc.
For more information – www.samaritanspurse.com
Operation Christmas Child Report 2013
We collected 1848 boxes from the Tehachapi area and 847 from COBC. Praise the Lord!
Operation Christmas Child Report 2012
We collected 1582 boxes from the Tehachapi area and 591 from COBC. Praise the Lord!
Operation Christmas Child Report 2011
We collected 519 boxes at COBC. Praise the Lord!
We would like to thank everyone who participated in Operation Christmas Child in 2011. Thanks to your efforts, Country Oaks collected 519 gospel opportunities (the second largest total of all the churches in Kern County!)!! Overall, Kern County and Porterville collected 13,046 boxes which is a 25% increase from 2010. Please continue to pray as these gifts are now being distributed around the world. We would also like to thank our volunteers who served at the Relay Center. We couldn’t have done it without you!
If anyone is interested in getting involved with the Operation Christmas Child ministry, please see contacts below. Country Oaks Baptist Church is the Relay Center for all of Tehachapi for Operation Christmas Child. Remember you can follow your box @ www.samaritanspurse.com by paying the $7 fee. Also, please pray for each child who will receive a Gospel opportunity this Christmas!
Operation Christmas Child Report 2008
In 2008, OCC collected 7.9 million shoeboxes that were delivered in 109 countries! 377 boxes were collected in the Tehachapi area. Each shoebox is an evangelistic opportunity. This year, COBC has become the OCC Relay Center for the Tehachapi and Mojave area. This will require additional workers here at our church especially during National Collection Week.
- For the many more evangelistic opportunities that can occur
- About your involvement in our local OCC Relay Center this year
- If you are to be a part of the trip to the OCC Processing Center