Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 61 million shoe boxes have been packed, shipped, and delivered across the globe. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ.
It is amazing that so many of the things that we take for granted can bring joy to the face of a needy child. It was a very humbling experience to watch a video of a woman recount the day, as a young girl, that she received her box. You see, her shoes had holes in them; they were too small; the sole was taped up, etc. Inside her box was a brand new pair of shoes. I am tearing up as I think about it. She asked who gave her the box with the shoes and she was told that someone gave them to her because they wanted her to know that God cares about her. The person began to share the great love of Christ and she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior that very day. As an adult, she now fills boxes for the kids just like her! It was such a moving story! So, if you are interested in blessing a child by filling up a shoe box with gifts, please visit the site for all the details. The National Collection Week is November 17-24.