Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Friday, October 6, 2023

Franklin Graham's October Update

Operation Christmas Child

Franklin Graham Update:
October 2023

'I felt the love of Jesus through the shoebox!'

Dear ‌Friend,

As we look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Operation Christmas Child is also marking a birthday. This year marks 30 years since Samaritan's Purse began collecting shoeboxes filled with gifts for hurting children around the world.

Franklin Graham delivering an Operation Christmas Child shoebox to a child

In 1993, a man in England asked us to collect Christmas gifts for children in war-torn Bosnia. I called a church in Charlotte, where Pastor Ross Rhoads invited his congregation to fill shoeboxes with children's gifts, and they overwhelmed us with 11 thousand boxes—so many that the church ran out of room to store them. I'll never forget Ross telling me, "Franklin, this is obviously something the Lord has blessed." ...

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Franklin Graham
President, Samaritan's Purse

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father.
James 1:17

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