National Collection Week (Nov. 13-20) is only two weeks away! That's when nearly 5,000 drop-off locations across the U.S. will be open to receive Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoeboxes—each one representing an opportunity to share the Gospel.
Jill Fabo’s life was changed when a friend in Wadsworth, Ohio, invited her to help pack shoeboxes. Jill loved the experience. So, she began regularly filling shoebox gifts alongside Christians who shared that the purpose of the boxes was to tell children about God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Soon, Jill began to see her own need for the Savior and gave her life to the Lord.
"Even though I never received a shoebox, packing one helped me understand Christ's love for me," she said.
Will you join Jill to give a child in need a tangible expression of God's love? If you want suggestions on what to pack, our How to Pack a Shoebox page has lots of wonderful ideas! Once you've filled your shoebox gift and prayed for the child who will receive it, find a drop-off location near you. You can also Build a Shoebox Online.
Declare His glory among the nations! Psalm 96:3
Operation Christmas Child® is a project of Samaritan's Purse®.Franklin Graham, President