What’s the best way to make your shopping dollars go further for Operation Christmas Child? Shop sales throughout the year! Right now you can still find great deals on school supplies (crayons, notepads, pencils and sharpeners for example) and summer items (nerf and beach balls, short sleeve t-shirts and flip flops are great for boxes). While you’re out there shopping, take your kids along, explain what you’re doing, and let them help pick out items. What a great way to help instill a giving spirit in them throughout the year! Another challenge for this month: save the money that it will take to mail your boxes. Samaritan’s Purse asks for a $7 donation for postage for each box to help it reach it’s destination. If you’ve never seen how far some boxes have to travel to get to their recipients and what conditions they travel under, it is truly amazing how far that $7 goes! If you don’t want to physically pack a box at home, you can go to the Samaritan’s Purse website a pack a box online and pay for the items and postage all at once. Thanks for continuing to be a part of this mission and please continue to pray for destination countries, this month Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia and Nepal.