in August Skit
(An Introduction to the Operation
Christmas Child®, Samaritan's Purse® program)
"To demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children
around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to
share the Good News of Jesus Christ."
3 little, poor-looking boys, Boy 3 is youngest)
2 teenage girls, Rachel & Kelly
barefooted, dirty, ragged, “poor” Children are tossing
a small stone back and forth on the stage as two teenagers walk slowly
down the center aisle laughing, talking, and carrying 3 or 4 shoe
1: (to the other boys) Look at this rock I found in the street.
Boy 2: Cool. It looks like flint!
Boy 3: ... flint falls from rainbows.
Boy 1: We could play catch!
Boy 2: Here! (# 1 tosses it to # 2)
Boy 3: Toss it to me!
(# 2 tosses it to # 3 and so on)
Boy 1: (Stop to study the rock) If we could find some more,
we could play marbles.
Boy 2: If we could find a stick, we could play baseball.
Boys 1 and 3: Great idea!
(Boys start looking around on the stage and pick up rocks, tossing
them in the air and catching them. One finds a stick and takes a few
practice swing as one
pretends to pitch a rock.)
Boy 3: Home run!
Rachel: What are you all doing?
Boy 1: Playing baseball.
Kelly: Where’s your ball?
Boy 2: It went over the fence. (pointing)
Boy 3: Whatcha got in the boxes?
Kelly: New shoes.
Boy 1: (pointing and counting boxes) How can you wear that
Rachel: We had some extra money and decided to spend it on shoes.
Boy 2: (pitifully questioning) Extra money?
Boy 3: Once I found a WHOLE dime.
Boy 1: Do you NEED the shoeboxes?
Rachel: Well, uh, the boxes? I don’t know…
Kelly: What would you do with shoe boxes? Put your rocks in them?
Boy 2: No. We would put something EVEN BETTER in them.
Boy 3: We would fill them to the top!
Boy 1: And then, we would send them around the world.
Rachel: (giggling) You’re so cute! You have some wild
imaginations! I’ll give you my boxes.
Kelly: Raaaacheeel, if you gave them your shoeboxes, where would you
keep your shoes?
Rachel: (to the boys) Exactly what would you fill your boxes
Boy 2: Well, I would put a shiny little toy car in my box.
Boy 3: Me, too.
Boy 1: I would put some colored pencils in the bottom. Then, I would
put in some paper. Next I would put in something to play with…like
Boy 2: I would put in some lollipops and gum and maybe a toothbrush
and toothpaste and a little dog.
Kelly: A little dog?
Boy 2: A STUFFED little dog.
Me, too! (nodding enthusiastically)
Boy 1: Then, I would put in a real calculator and some batteries for
Boy 2: I would put in jump rope and a harmonica!
Boy 3: Me, too! (nodding enthusiastically)
Rachel: And how do you plan to BUY all these new things?
Boys: We could sell our rocks. Want to buy one? (each hold one
Kelly: We just spent all of our money.
Rachel: When you get your boxes all filled up, what will you do with
Boy 1: We would send them around the world … to POOR little
Kelly: What POOR little kids?
Boy 2: Poor little kids…you know, the ones who don’t know
Kelly: Why would you do that?
Boy 3: Because we love them.
Boy 1: And we want to share JESUS’s love.
Boy 2: The shoe boxes will tell poor kids that JESUS loves them! I’ll
Rachel: HOW would you get them all over the world?
Kelly: Did you know that is a LONG way?
Boy 1: We would give them to Operation Christmas Child®.
Rachel: Oh, yes, our church does that at Christmas time.
Kelly: But this is just August! Christmas is a LONG time away!
Boy 2: If we had shoe boxes, we could start now. (wishfully)
Boy 3: If we had some money…(sadly).
Rachel: (thoughtfully) Oh. I have an idea.
Kelly: What’s your idea, Rachel?
Rachel: We really don’t really NEED all of these shoes, do we,
Kelly: No, I am beginning to think we need something else more.
Rachel: Kids, I’ll bet we can help you.
Boy 2: Really?
Boy 3: Really?
Boy 1: How?
Rachel: (giggling) We’re going to take back all these
shoes and get the money for them.
Boy 1: But what about our SHOEBOXES?
Boy 2: Yeah, what ABOUT our shoeboxes?
Boy 3: Yeah, what about OUR shoeboxes?
Kelly: We can look in our closets…we have lots of shoeboxes
Boy 3: YOU DO? ARE YOU RICH?
Kelly: (laughing) Yes, I guess we are!
And we can ask our aunts and uncles for their old shoe boxes!
Boy 2: Are THEY rich, too?
Kelly: (laughing) Yes, I guess they are, too! Then, we can
take you to the
store, so you can help us fill them up.
Rachel: If we start now, we can fill up LOTS of boxes by the time
Operation Christmas Child® starts!
Boy 1: We can tell poor kids we love them! We’ll help!
Boy 2: They will like the toys.
Boy 3: I’ll give them my rock.
Children: Then the POOR kids will be rich!
Boy 2: They will know that Jesus loves them.
Boy 3: Can I help?
Rachel and Kelly: Of course, you can! (Give the boys hugs and
Rachel: (to the congregation) It’s not too early to
start filling up YOUR
Kelly: Just think about how many shoeboxes YOU have in YOUR closet!
Rachel: Every time you go to the store, you can pick up one or two
things for your Operation Christmas Child® and put them in your
Kelly: By the time we start collecting them, you’ll have lots.
Boy 3: Maybe even twenty eleven!
Boys: We’re RICH! (dancing around and clapping) We
KNOW who JESUS IS!
Kelly & Rachel: (to the audience) Would you help us make
the POOR kids RICH!
All: Start filling YOUR shoeboxes today!
Suzy Red, First Lockhart Baptist Church, 8/1/11