Our mission is to make an impact on the military and their families in the greater Washington, D.C. area with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. We want to support the many military members and their families who attend MBC as well as to reach out to those who reside in the area but are non-believers.
Operation Kindness, which is part of our broader Military Ministry at MBC, supports our deployed service members in Afghanistan through monthly care packages and direct interaction with the WIA in local military hospitals and their visiting families. The ministry has been active for 9 years and has sent more than 90,000 lbs (45 tons!) of items in their monthly care packages to contact chaplains and deployed family members of MBC. Each box contains a bible, tracts, personal letters, and an invitation to our internet campus in addition to the snacks, toiletries, coffee, etc.
Thank you for remembering to support our service members!
The most volunteer intensive activity within the Military Ministry. Volunteers typically pack 50-60 boxes (30 lbs each) containing bibles/spiritual material, toiletries, socks, coffee, snacks, sports equipment, personal notes, etc. for our deployed service members. The care packages are sent to chaplain contacts who use them in their ministry to service members in more remote areas of Afghanistan.
Where: MBC Tysons Campus - The Rock
When: Monthly - second Tuesday at 7 pm
OKM PACKING TEAM STATS:
600+ BOXES sent in 2015
5000+ BOXES sent to deployed service members since the start of Operation Kindness
80+ CHAPLAINS received boxes from Operation Kindness Ministry
SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR CARE PACKAGE DONATIONS:
Spiritual Care: Christian books / literature / tracts, CDs of MBC sermons, personal greetings and letters
Personal Care: White boot socks, baby wipes, toilet paper, toothpaste/brush, shampoo, shaving cream / razors, deodorant (non-aerosol), lip balm, sunscreen, insect repellent
Food: Coffee, jerky, candy/cookies, snacks, chewing gum
Entertainment: CDs/DVDs, batteries (AA), footballs, soccer balls, frisbees, playing cards, crossword/Suduko puzzles, current magazines/books, paper/pens/envelopes
The Spirit Pack... it's what makes the OKM Care Package different!: Bible, Tracts, Internet Campus Info, Letters / Postcards from individuals
HOW TO DONATE
Donated items are collected at the MBC Tysons campus - a gray collection bin (marked Operation Kindness) is located under the stairwell by the cafeteria entrance.
Donated cash (make checks payable to MBC with OKM in the Memo line) is used by team volunteers to purchase additional items for the care packages.