Operation Christmas Joy
Panama Missions has introduced thousands of Panamanian children to the joy of Christmas. Since December 2001 Panama Missions has distributed thousands of plastic shoe boxes filled with small gifts (toys, clothing, school supplies and toiletries). Each box is packed for a specific age and gender, from infant to teenager. A U.S. mission team travels to Panama in mid-December to join forces with Panamanian Christians to distribute the gifts - along with Bibles, tracts, and other Bible literature - to needy children in churches, remote communities, schools and hospitals. Many participants also make small gift bags which are easier to transport to difficult to reach areas. Clothing is also a big part of Operation Christmas Joy as more than 1,000 new home-sewn dresses plus hundreds of sets of new and like-new clothing for both boys and girls are collected and distributed to the most needy of Panama. If you are interested in participating in Operation Christmas Joy 2013, please click on the link for the updated Leader's Guidebook to learn the details. Everything you need to get started is on this website.
Thank you for your interest.
Sara Bills, Coordinator
Spanish Tract (OCJ 2013) - print and place in every shoe-box gift!