Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

Central Drop-Off Team Leader: Lanelle Amann

This Ministry reaches children around the world for Jesus Christ, one Shoebox at a time!

The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.


2023 Marks 30 years of this Ministry

Since its founding in 1993, Operation Christmas Child has distributed over 200 million shoebox gifts in more than 170 countries & territories to children living in destitute conditions. Sponsored by Samaritan's Purse International, a non-profit Christian Relief Organization based in Boone, NC, Operation Christmas Child is all about sharing Jesus Christ through a simple shoebox packed with "gifts of love" - a tangible expression of God's love to children living in a dark world of poverty, war and uncertain futures. Along with the shoebox gift, children receive a booklet in their native language, "The Greatest Gift" explaining the plan of salvation and the love of Jesus Christ. "The Greatest Journey", a 12-lesson discipleship program, is offered to the children "after the shoebox".

Contact: Lanelle Amann 

H: 512-237-3087

C: 512-718-8631



November 13th - 20th, 2023

FBC Smithville Central Drop-Off Schedule

Monday- 13th  10am-1pm   5pm-6pm

Tuesday- 14th 10am-1pm   5pm-6pm

Wednesday- 15th 10am-1pm   5pm-6pm

Thursday- 16th 10am-1pm   5pm-6pm

Friday- 17th 10am-1pm   5pm-6pm

Saturday- 18th 10am-12pm

Sunday- 19th 12:30pm-5pm

Monday- 20th 8am-9:30am