op_xmas2In November of each year, the confirmation students and other church members go shopping for toys for children they have never met. The gifts are put in shoeboxes and delivered to Operation Christmas Child sites sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. St Luke members donate shoeboxes of gifts and also volunteer in the Operation Christmas Child warehouse where thousands of these boxes are gathered and readied to be sent to children around the world; children who most likely have never received such a gift in their life. It is a gift of joy, a gift of the gospel to God's beloved children.