Lifeline Shoebox Ministry
Leesburg UMC partners with Lifeline Ministries each fall to provide shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts for children on Native American reservations in the southwest United States and in Mexico. Lifeline Ministries is a group of Christian lay people in southwest Georgia who feel the call of the Great Commission to share Jesus Christ and his love with the world. For more information on Lifeline Ministries, you may visit their website at www.lifelineministries.com/shoebox-ministry/ . One of the projects of this group is a joint effort of churches throughout southwest Georgia to participate in filling shoeboxes with toiletry items, such as soap, washcloths, toothpaste; school supplies, such as pencils, paper, crayons; toys, such as small games, dolls, trucks; and candy. These shoeboxes are delivered before Christmas each year to selected locations in New Mexico and Mexico.
The children and youth of LUMC conduct a “packing” party each November to put together boxes for distribution. For more information on how you can help, please contact: