operation christmas child

Thank you all so much for your amazing support of this ministry! 15,833 shoeboxes were collected for the Greater Salt Lake Area! WOW! What an astounding number! Continue to pray for these boxes as they are processed and prepared to go out to many children across the Globe.



If you missed National Collection Week and still want to send shoeboxes that you personally packed, please ship to the address below:

Operation Christmas Child

801 Bamboo Road

Boone, NC 28607

We had such an amazing team from all across the Greater Salt Lake area this year. Here is a video of many team members celebrating the 15,833 Shoeboxes collected in our region! Celebrate with us in this amazing accomplishment and join us in prayer as many children's lives are affected for the Gospel!

To download this video to share with your team 


Even though the 2020 OCC season is over, Samaritan's Purse has made it possible to still build a box through their online box builder. If you would like to build a box online, then click here and follow the steps on screen.


GREATEST JOURNEY is a fun, exciting way for kids to explore the Bible and learn how to follow Jesus! Aboard a time-traveling spaceship that players captain, Greatest Journey gives kids a bird’s-eye view of the Old and New Testaments, introducing them to major events in the Bible and focusing on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. GREATEST JOURNEY is based on the international discipleship course created by Samaritan’s Purse for Children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and is FREE, with no in-app purchases or advertisements. It’s now available (English only) on the Apple App Store and Google Play in more than 140 countries.



Dear Operation Christmas Child Prayer Partners: The regular monthly Prayer Network Update has resumed with September of 2020. Please see the link at the bottom of the page to view the current prayer network update. We encourage you to visit our website for COVID-19 updates by clicking here; or for up-to-date videos and articles on COVID-19 affecting Operation Christmas Child, click here.

You can join our Quarterly day of Prayer and Fasting on November 4th, 2020. Guide here


  •   For God’s provision and help for our Operation Christmas Child volunteers and ministry partners

  •   For the global church to shine bright in the darkness serving God and bringing the good news of the gospel

  •   For God to bring peace and salvation to those suffering with COVID-19 in isolation

  •   That God would grow our faith as we trust HIM over our circumstances

This is the time for the church to be in prayer.  Please let us know if you have prayer requests that our team can  lift to Jesus.

Este mes, en lugar de recibir las Noticias de la Red de Oración, te pedimos que ores por el trabajo de Samaritan's Purse durante la pandemia de COVID-19, por el staff, voluntarios y compañeros de ministerio de Operation Christmas Child. Te animamos a visitar nuestro sitio web, para encontrar los videos y la información más actualizada.


  • Por la provisión y ayuda de parte de Dios para nuestros voluntarios y compañeros de ministerio de Operation Christmas Child.
  •  Para que la iglesia global brille en la oscuridad sirviendo a Dios y llevando las buenas nuevas del evangelio
  •  Que Dios traiga paz y salvación a aquellos que sufren con COVID-19 de manera aislada.
  •  Que Dios haga crecer nuestra fe mientras confiamos en ÉL por encima de nuestras circunstancias.




What is Operation Christmas Child?


The Mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

How is Calvary Salt Lake Involved? 


Calvary Salt Lake hosts the Greater Salt Lake Area Team, supporting the multi-church volunteer based team in hosting events and financially supporting the ministry of Samaritan's Purse.  Calvary Salt Lake has been the Greater Salt Lake Area Central Drop Off Site since 1994.  Calvary Salt Lake recognizes Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan's Purse as their International Missions outreach and is blessed to be a part of this amazing project that reaches millions of children each year with the love of Christ and the Gospel.


How Can I Get Involved? (click on an option)


You can get involved by packing a shoebox gift

You can also pack a box online

You can make a financial donation

You can financially support the Great Journey Discipleship Program

You can volunteer on the Area Team, at local drop off sites, and year-round

You can volunteer at the Processing Center

+ You can volunteer as a Prayer Network Partner!


Stay connected locally by joining the OCC Greater Salt Lake Facebook Group

For more information contact: 

Alison Long: alison@calvaryslc.org

Regional Area Coordinator

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