My name is John Garns and my wife Rhonda and I are Church Relation Specialists for Operation Christmas Child (OCC) working to mobilize and strengthen churches in the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania area to promote this very important ministry. Over the years as I have led the OCC project in my church I have made many of my own resources to make this more fun and meaningful to people. These materials are not "official" materials for OCC and are not available anywhere else but through me. I have developed this personal website (this is not an official Operation Christmas Child website) to make my resources available for everyone to download and use. Also on this site I provide some tips that I have found helpful on how to present the ministry to your church and ways to improve your own shoe box collection. Please visit the official Operation Chritmas Child website @ http://www.samaritanspurse.org for other resources and more information.on this exciting project.
"But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
We love to talk with churches and individuals about Operation Christmas Child, to show them how their church can fulfill the Great Commission, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you", by simply packing a shoe box. We want to mobilize, equip and encourage individuals and churches for a more successful collection and let them know how much their efforts on behalf of the children around the globe are appreciated. If you are in our area and would like to speak with us regarding Operation Christmas Child or would like additional information please feel free to contact us. There is no charge or obligation. We look forward to hearing from you!