Fill a shoebox with kazoos and toothpaste and a washcloth and pencils and a yo-yo and candy and the extravagant love of Jesus.
Consider being a part of
Operation Christmas Child, a shoe-box gift program that sends gifts and grace and the message of salvation to hurting children around the world.
Since it began, Operation Christmas Child has distributed 69 million boxes to wee ones.
That happened this way:
One + one + one + one ….
It took JUST ONE SHOEBOX to reach
Sorina Riddle in her native Romania. (Click here to read her story.) Sorina told the Salisbury Post that her shoebox “helped me believe in God.” A few years later, Sorina was baptized, along with her mother and brother.
It took JUST ONE SHOEBOX to reach Nana and Bograte, who were living among refugees after their villages were burned and bombed last year.
It took just one shoebox to reach a boy in poverty, a girl in an orphanage, a malnourished toddler with a bloated belly, and a lonely teenager in a refugee camp.
These are children with faces and souls. Like our own children, these are the children of God. He knows their names …
On Sunday, we multiplied the feast. Giving is contagious! We have fewer than 20 children in our little country church, but together — one + one + one — we packed 30 boxes.
There’s still time to be a part of it. Collections end Nov. 23. Check the Operation Christmas Child website for more information on packing a box and how you can be a part of a ministry that restores joy to children in desperation situations.
Do you have an Operation Christmas Child story? Any tips to share for packing a box? Any story to share of the blessing you received in packing a box? Share with the community here. We’d love to hear!