During the Christmas season, St. Stephen's UNM participates in

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child -  a project of Samaritan's Purse - brings joy and hope to children around the world by delivering shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and a gospel booklet.

This ministry provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas-Jesus Christ, God's greatest gift.

Every item lovingly added to an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox has the potential to impact a child with love of Christ.

For information on how to pack a box, and to read firsthand accounts of the eternal impact a gift delivered in Jesus' name has on these children, visit


To participate, contact Jo Lynn Anderson at

jlanderson@ssumc.com or 293-9673 Ext. 125