National Collection Week (Nov. 15-22) is just one week away! Millions of prayerfully packed shoebox gifts will soon begin their journey to reach boys and girls—and entire communities—around the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Recently in Burkina Faso, shoeboxes were given out in a so-called “no-go zone for the Gospel,” an area known to be hostile to Christianity. But local parents were delighted when gifts were given to their children and they experienced God's love in a tangible way. When the Gospel was presented, many of the children, along with their parents, prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and a new church was started. “Through Operation Christmas Child, God visited the village,” a shoebox volunteer said. “This no-go zone is now a go zone for the Gospel!”
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