Today, over 4,000 Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations open across the United States! Each prayerfully packed shoebox is a tangible expression of God’s love, and you just never know how God is going to bless someone through your gift.
In Madagascar, a barefoot 12-year-old boy was recently invited to attend a festive outreach event where he received a shoebox. He was delighted when he opened the box and found a pair of shoes that fit him perfectly. His family was also overjoyed. They couldn't believe that someone had sent him such a wonderful gift. The present encouraged them to inquire more about Jesus and start attending a local church. In all, six family members, including the boy, accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized. And it all started with a simple shoebox!
If you haven't started packing yet, there's still time. Need gift ideas? Check out our How to Pack a Shoebox page for some creative suggestions. If you're unable to pack, you can Build a Shoebox Online! And don't forget to Follow Your Box to see where it's headed so you can better pray for the child who will receive your gift and for their country.
National Collection Week, Nov. 15-22
Declare His glory among the nations! Psalm 96:3
Operation Christmas Child® is a project of Samaritan's Purse®.
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