Real Life Story at Annual Operation Christmas Child Chapel

Published on: November 19, 2015

Linden Christian School hosted their annual Operation Christmas Child Chapel on Monday, November 16th. In addition to over 3,268 shoeboxes being transported out of the Auditorium, our community had the opportunity to hear a personal story from a young man who spent time in a Refugee Camp in Burma and who had received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox as a child!

Our students listened attentively as Lweh Mya Htoo shared what each gift item had meant to him as a small child and as he spoke about his personal journey through an interview with Vice-Principal Lorraine Kehler. Our Kindergarten to grade 8 students had the honour of being encouraged by an individual who had been personally touched by the generosity and compassion of the Samaritan’s Purse initiative. Operation Christmas Child encourages donors to Pack a Box and Change a Life. Sharing God’s love with children in difficult living conditions worldwide, through packing gift-filled shoebox is an excellent way for our students to act out their call to be compassionate community members! 

  • Kicking off our Operation Christmas Child Chapel
  • Co-Presidents are here to help with OCC!
  • Thank you for your help Student Council!
  • Lweh shared with us what it was like to receive an OCC gift in a Refugee camp in Burma
  • The human chain transports boxes out of the Auditorium
  • All students in Kindergarten to grade 8 helped



Our K-grade 8 classes donated over 520 boxes and with the Grant Memorial Baptist community, we collectively moved over 2,100 boxes out of our Auditorium and into the large Collection Bin on site. Thank you to all of our teachers, parents, and staff who made this special initiative and Chapel a wonderful outreach event as well as a tactile learning opportunity.

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