Operation Christmas Child is an arm of Samaritan’s Purse International Relief efforts. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Shoreline is a designated collection site. Volunteers work in the courtyard space handing out shoe boxes beginning in October. Volunteers later collect the boxes in early November and prepare them to be shipped. For more information, please email OperationChristmasChild@shoreline.church.
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Every day, over 60,000 people from unreached people groups die having never heard the Word of God. Today, it is estimated that 40% of all the people groups in the world remain unreached. Shoreline Church seeks to fulfill the Great Commission by providing the Word of God in an audio format through our partnership with World Mission. We purchase solar-powered audio players called “The Treasures” which are designed to speak in over 6,000 languages. This audio player can hold up to 800 hours of audio material including the Old and New Testament.
In this ministry we partner with World Mission and receive small coin collection boxes that, when filled, contain $40 to purchase one “Treasure”. Hundreds of Shoreliners have taken numerous “Treasures” around the globe. These trips have included destinations such as the Philippines, Kenya, India and Nepal, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. Volunteers hand deliver to organizations, churches and people we are partnering with on our missions trips. With these “Treasures”, people are able to listen to God’s Word in their native languages! It is amazing that by simply saving pocket change in your collection box, you can “Change the World”!
If you would like to be a part of this ministry please contact email@example.com for details and to receive your very own collection box. For even more information on the “Treasures”, visit the World Mission website at https://www.worldmission.cc
Shoreline hosts annual mission trips to Visakhapatnam, India. Volunteers partner with the local family that runs the church and children’s home utilizing organic outreach activities and techniques. They serve hundreds of local men, women and children from nearby villages.
Volunteers train pastors and their wives in organic outreach and host youth events for children. They also perform projects such as the restoration of our partner church’s children’s home following severe damage from a cyclone, cleaning, painting and light construction.
Shoreline has the honor of partnering with multiple ministries in Baja, California. Each of these strategic Global Outreach partnerships has been formed to help serve and share the love of Christ with the people of Mexico.
For more information on a few of our partners, please explore: Door of Faith Orphanage https://www.dofo.org/, Siloe Ministries, https://siloeclinic.org/, the Breakfast Club, https://disciples.org/congregations/how-the-breakfast-club-ministry-has-evolved/or Rancho Sordo Mudo, https://www.qlbc.org/rancho-sordo-mudo.
In Guatemala, we have chosen to partner with Iglesia Galilea. Those who follow God’s call and serve on a Missions team will show and share the love of Christ in urban areas such as San Lucas and in more remote areas like El Zapote. Iglesia Galilea https://www.hungryforlife.org/communities/guatemala/zapote ministers to the people of Guatemala primarily in schools and churches with projects designed to improve the quality of life for people in these areas and also introduce them to the message of Jesus Christ.
Shoreline hosts a two-week mission trip to Uganda to teach and encourage people living in refugee camps. Since 2016, about 2.5 million people from South Sudan have fled to Uganda, displaced from their homes and their country because of violence and genocide. We have a partnership with South Sudanese Pastor Edward Dima and his wife, Rose. Our partners have started hundreds of churches in the refugee camps. Refugees tell volunteers that our presence encourages them and grows their Faith.