Operation Christmas Child
Celebrating 200 Million Blessings
16 November 2022
ELIZABETH GROFF RECEIVED AN OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX YEARS AGO IN UKRAINE. NOW SHE’S HELPING TO PACK THE 200 MILLIONTH GIFT ON A TOUR ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.
After shoebox gifts are dropped off at hundreds of locations around Australia and New Zealand each year in October, trucks transport the precious cargo to different processing centres.
Processing centres around Australia and New Zealand are secured so that thousands of volunteers can inspect the shoebox gifts and prepare them for international shipment.
Ships and trucks transport millions of shoeboxes to the countries where they will be distributed. Once there, local churches use many modes of transportation to get them to children in need as a tangible expression of God’s love.
Your $10 donation to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, helps us train and equip local churches to use our Ministry Partner Guide. This resource shows churches how to share the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ in a child-friendly way.
Your donation also provides The Greatest Gift Gospel Booklets, which are written in the children’s language and distributed along with shoebox gifts.
23 September 2022
I remember my dad, who was a pastor, would start each day by praying, “God, You are good, and I’m giving You the day.” My father would remind us that God is seeing the big picture and encouraged us to find joy and hope in the Word of God—to love God and others around us.
17 August 2022
THROUGH A FRIEND’S INVITATION AND A SIMPLE GIFT, A YOUNG GIRL IN THE WEST AFRICAN NATION OF BENIN FINDS HOPE AND JOY IN JESUS CHRIST. Nine-year-old Gladys flashed a big smile as she recounted the day she received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. The special items inside included a blanket folded neatly and arranged…