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Operation Christmas Child

Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.

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From Texas to Barbuda with Love

Grace Baptist Church in Wild Peach, Texas, packed thousands of shoeboxes this year despite suffering losses after Hurricane Harvey. Pastor Mark and Cherry Brumbelow traveled to the Caribbean to see some of those boxes distributed to Hurricane Irma survivors from the island of Barbuda.

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100-year-old Lets His Light Shine

Ira Miller of West Virginia packed 100 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for his 100th year. He doesn't let his age stop him from being a missionary.

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Eva's Story Reaches Millions

101-year-old Eva sews dresses to pack in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. A few months ago, Eva shared her story in a special video. Watch Eva's reaction as she enjoys that video for the first time, as well as pictures of some of the girls who received her dresses.

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Good News for the Unreached

Operation Christmas Child and The Seed Company are partnering together for the Gospel. Gift-filled shoeboxes and Bible translation unlock doors for the never-before-reached to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Reaching Teens for Christ in Ukraine

Teen boys are learning to study the Bible and ride motorbikes in a club in Ukraine. After receiving Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, they are now engaged in The Greatest Journey discipleship course.

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Children Helping Children

Boys and girls across the United States are rallying their peers, as well as adults, to pack more Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and thereby reach more children worldwide with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Bahati: Now We Love Jesus

God used the Operation Christmas Child project, including The Greatest Journey discipleship course, to bring a young girl in Tanzania and her mother to faith in Christ.

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Both Sides of the Shoebox: Mark and Umale

We arranged a special surprise for volunteers from both sides of the shoebox. To learn more or get involved, visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

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Military Couples Pack Shoebox Gifts

Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan's Purse aimed at strengthening the marriages of military couples, sponsored an Operation Christmas Child packing party in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Combat-wounded veterans, their spouses, and their children prepared shoebox gifts to send to boys and girls in need across the world.

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Both Sides of the Shoebox: Volunteers

We arranged a special surprise for volunteers from both sides of the shoebox. To learn more or get involved, visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

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Get a Sneak Peek at a Processing Center

Ever wondered what it's like to volunteer at one of our Operation Christmas Child shoebox Processing Centers? Join Brogan for a behind-the-box tour! Sign-up to volunteer here: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/volunteer-at-a-shoebox-processing-center/

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Sewing Dresses and Planting Gospel Seeds

Eva Bossenberger is 100 years old. Eva, who has enjoyed sewing since she was a child, makes dresses to pack in Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. She prays that every girl who receives a dress will hear the Gospel and come to know Jesus as her Savior.

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National Collection Week Volunteer Training

Each volunteer has an exciting and important role to play as they prayerfully serve at an Operation Christmas Child drop-off location. Take a look at some of the ways volunteers work to get shoebox gifts to children around the world.

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Operation Christmas Child Overview 2017, Full Length

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan's Purse, brings good news and great joy to children around the world. And the work doesn't stop there. Through The Greatest Journey, our discipleship program for those who receive shoeboxes, whole communities are being transformed by the Gospel.

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Jessica and Innocent: Redeemed in Babylon

Jessica and Innocent, two children of an alcoholic mother, lived a rough life in Babylon, a neighborhood outside Namibia's capital. A praying neighbor saw the pain of the community's children and, using The Greatest Journey by Operation Christmas Child, shared the Gospel with Jessica and Innocent who then led their mother to faith in Christ too.

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Franklin Graham and Greta Van Susteren Celebrate Christmas at the Greta Home

Children at the academy in Haiti receive presents and participate in festivities with Mama Greta and Papa John.

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Operation Christmas Child Celebration in Charlotte

Franklin Graham was joined by volunteers, shoebox recipients, and the Tommy Coomes Band to celebrate how God is working through Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.

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Christmas Comes Early to Myanmar

Franklin Graham and friends joined the Operation Christmas Child National Leadership Team in handing out shoebox gifts to children in Myanmar. This is the first year that such gifts have been distributed in the struggling Asian nation and each one is an opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Rain in the Desert in Namibia

In the southern African nation of Namibia, Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts and the follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, are helping to quench spiritual thirst. Children and their families are being transformed as they meet Christ and share Him with others.

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Terry Prayed for a Bible

A Simple Prayer, A Simple Gift: Terry, a young boy in Namibia, prayed for a Bible. The next week he received one within his Operation Christmas Child shoebox.

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Reaching Peru's Hard Places

Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts help our local church partners bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children and families in Peru's remote villages and jungles.

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Making Disciples Among the Nations

The Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts you pack travel the globe and change the lives of children, families, and communities.

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How to Pack a Shoebox - Short

Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It's easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.

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How to Pack a Shoebox - Full

Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It's easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.

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How Shoebox Gifts Travel the World

From donkeys, elephants, and camels to motorcycles, trucks, and canoes, we'll do whatever it takes to transport Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to the ends of the earth.

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Hope for Cambodia's Children

Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts are bringing good news of God's love to children and their families in this Southeast Asian nation still recovering from genocide and civil war.

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Luis: God's Instrument

Luis from Peru was told that he wouldn't amount to anything, but through an Operation Christmas Child shoebox and The Greatest Journey discipleship program, the Lord transformed his life. Now he's studying to become a missionary and training teachers to disciple other children.

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A Widow's Faith for the Unreached

As Raquel shares the Gospel through Operation Christmas Child, lives are being transformed in Peru's remote, unreached communities.

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Faith: Crossing the Finish Line for 20,000 Shoeboxes

A young girl with spina bifida uses her birthday as an opportunity to host a 5K and pack Operation Christmas Child gifts.

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Remote Peru Receives the Gospel

An Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution in a hard-to-reach community of Peru leads to a church plant and many children and families hearing the Good News of Jesus Christ for the first time.

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From Poverty to Parliament and the Pulpit

As a poor child in Grenada, Devon received a shoebox gift, heard the Gospel, and came to faith in Jesus. Devon committed his life to serving God and helping others, first as a senator and now as a pastor.

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Light for Malawi

God is using Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to bring children to Himself in this southeast African country. After they receive the Gospel, girls and boys like Angella and Shukuran are introducing others to Christ. Some also participate in The Greatest Journey, the discipleship program Samaritan's Purse developed for shoebox recipients.

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Christmas at the Greta Home

Franklin Graham, along with Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale, gave out Christmas gifts to children at the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti. Watch as the children open their gifts with joy.

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A Mother's Prayer

When Luis received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox containing the school supplies he so desperately needed, his mom knew it was an answer to their prayers.

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Christmas in Belize

Franklin Graham, joined by friends Greta Van Susteren and John Coale, helped pastors from Belize give Operation Christmas Child gifts to children in need.

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Jordyn's Love Project

Jordyn McNeal started her "love projects" at 6 years old. This year, she will be showing children God's love by packing 5,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

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Worth the Walk

Since 2003, God has used Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and The Greatest Journey to open entire Fijian villages to the Good News. Pastor Waisea walks for hours to bring the love of Jesus to children across his island homeland.

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The Sounds of Operation Christmas Child

Working together to delivery shoeboxes makes beautiful music!

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Operation Christmas Child Community Event - Charlotte, NC

Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham, N.C. Governor Pat McCrory, and others encourage Operation Christmas Child volunteers, staff, and guests at the Charlotte, N.C., processing center.

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Veronica's Story

With her mother sentenced to 40 years in prison, Veronica faced her first Christmas in an orphanage. At her lowest point, Veronica received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox that renewed her faith in God and family.

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God Made Me Walk

Doctors told Faith's parents she would never walk, but God had other plans. Faith takes on a 5K run to collect shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child.

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Operation Christmas Child in Honduras

What happens when children open Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for the first time? See how simple gifts change children’s lives throughout Honduras.

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How to Process Millions of Shoeboxes?

We love our Operation Christmas Child volunteers! These dedicated shoebox packers know how to have fun while reaching millions of children every year. Join us! There is a place for everyone to serve!

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The LAPD Joins Forces with Operation Christmas Child

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is partnering with Operation Christmas Child to pack shoeboxes again this year. Reaching children around the world is a family tradition for these officers and their families.

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Christmas in Ecuador

Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren, and her husband John Coale attend an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution! In this Ecuadorian village families make their living in the garbage dump. Watch the joy and hope a simple gift can bring!

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Redemption in a Shoebox

One shoebox at a time, these women in recovery find and give hope. A partnership between the Changing Lives Center and Operation Christmas Child is another way that shoeboxes build community.

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Follow Uncle Si's Shoebox

Every Operation Christmas Child shoebox delivers joy, hope and a message of God's love. We followed Uncle Si's shoebox all the way to India.

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Behind the Scenes: Shoeboxes Land in Iraq

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from the US, UK and Canada arrive in Northern Iraq to bring joy to children in refugee camps.

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The Good Sea

"God created the ocean and saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:9-10) See how five friends from Madagascar discover God's underwater world with snorkels they received at an Operation Christmas Child distribution."

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Hope for Iraq

Ongoing Samaritan's Purse relief efforts and Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes bring hope to thousands of Christians and Yazidi families displaced by ISIS.

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Behind the Scenes: Shoeboxes for Iraq Airlift

Watch 60,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes being loaded to fly from Baltimore to Erbil! We can't wait to bring good news and great joy to children displaced by ISIS in Northern Iraq.

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Joy to The World Through OCC

Operation Christmas Child Processing Center Music Montage

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Samaritan's Purse Airlift of Joy

Samaritan's Purse included 60,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in our latest airlift from Baltimore to Erbil. These special gifts will bring much needed joy to children displaced by ISIS.

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Church To Church

Watch as churches around the world connect through Operation Christmas Child, working together as the body of Christ. Be part of impacting the lives of children everywhere by packing a shoe box gift for a child in need. For more information, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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Finding Meaning Within a Shoebox in Mexico

In many areas of Mexico, often children end up on the streets and even on drugs. Watch as Operation Christmas Child reaches out to these children with love and simple gifts in order to share with them the hope they have in Jesus Christ.

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New Faith in an Ancient Land

Operation Christmas Child helps open new doors to sharing the Gospel to people in Thailand.

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Shoeboxes with Joy

A Filipino woman who received an Operation Christmas Child gift when she was young passes out boxes to children affected by Typhoon Haiyan

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Bringing Light to Cameroon

Watch as a simple gift makes a big impact in places where many children have never received a Christmas present before. Operation Christmas Child spreads the love of Christ in Cameroon through shoebox gifts and the follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. Entire communities are transformed by the Gospel as young Christians continue to grow in their faith and learn more about Jesus' love and sacrifice for them.

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Thank You For Packing Shoeboxes For Refugees

Ken Barun from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association takes a moment to thank everyone who packed a shoebox gift this season for Operation Christmas Child. He and his wife traveled to northern Iraq to hand out gifts to refugee children to spread the hope and love of Jesus Christ. http://www.samaritanspurse.org

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Lifting Up Lives in Northern Iraq

Syrian refugees fled their homes, leaving all they had behind to save themselves and their families. Samaritan's Purse is on the ground supplying Operation Christmas Child gifts for children, heaters for families, life-saving food and more. http://www.samaritanspurse.org

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Airlift of Love to Iraq

Samaritan's Purse is sending 65,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to Syrian children who are displaced in Northern Iraq after fleeing the deadly civil war in their home country.

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Christmas Comes to the Philippines

After the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Operation Christmas Child sent over sixty thousand shoebox gifts to the children of the Philippines to ease their suffering and remind them of God's eternal love.

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Strengthening Young Faith with Shoeboxes

Meet CJ, a child who found shelter and salvation at a local church during the deadly Typhoon that struck the Philippines in November. Watch as Operation Christmas Child reinforces this young man's faith by sharing God's love with a simple shoebox gift.

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A Story of Simple Gifts

Unlock 20 years of inspiration with Franklin Graham's new book "Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts" available now at select Christian bookstores and online.

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A Christmas Airlift

Just in time for Christmas, sixty-five thousand "Gospel Opportunities" from Operation Christmas Child landed in the Philippines for children who were victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Dozens of churches around the nation will be giving out these shoebox gifts in the name of Jesus Christ. To get involved visit, http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ

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Remembering the Philippines This Christmas

Operation Christmas Child loaded up a 747 with more than 65,000 shoebox gifts for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Watch as Franklin Graham dedicates the gifts as we send them off from JFK Airport.To find out more visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

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Gifts from Survivor to Survivor

Watch as those who endured Hurricane Sandy find joy in packing Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for Filipino children in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

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OCC Community Event 2013 in Charlotte

Sarah Palin and Pat McCrory join Franklin Graham in celebrating another exciting year of bringing Good News and Great Joy to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. Members of the Charlotte community were invited to visit the OCC Charlotte Shoebox Processing Center to listen to the speakers, worship with the Tommy Coomes Band and see God’s hand at work!

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Shoeboxes On Parade

Watch how one community gets into the holiday spirit by sharing the message of Operation Christmas Child through a festive parade float.

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Build a Box Online with Si Robertson

Uncle Si of Duck Commander, shares in the joy of Operation Christmas Child

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TobyMac - Christmas This Year (Feat. Leigh Nash) - Operation Christmas Child Music Video

Thanks to Operation Christmas Child, people all over the world celebrate the greatest gift of all: Jesus Christ. Watch this Toby Mac music video, "Christmas This Year" featuring Leigh Nash and celebrate the awesome work God is doing through Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child.

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How to Pack a Shoebox - Scotty McCreery Style

Scotty McCreery, winner of American Idol 2011, packs a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child

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Help Children Begin The Greatest Journey

The Greatest Journey is the exciting follow-up discipleship program used by Operation Christmas Child to help children become faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

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Packing With Purpose

A special invitation from Franklin Graham to host an Operation Christmas Child packing party with a purpose.

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Uncle Si Who? - Official Teaser [HD]

Pack a Shoebox Jack! Si Robertson of Duck Commander stops by to visit SPTV and gets his own channel. Watch more exclusive Si videos. sptv.org/

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Pack A Shoebox with Uncle Si

Watch as Uncle Si Robertson learns how to pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. This big kid at heart wanted to help children around the world have a Merry Christmas and learn about the love of Christ.

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Deleted Shoebox Scenes: Action Figure

Curious about what was cut from the "Pack a Shoebox with Uncle Si" video? Check out this deleted scene where Uncle Si Robertson talks about his favorite wrestling action figure, which suspiciously looks a lot like the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Watch the whole video here. http://bit.ly/yt-shoeboxsi

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Deleted Shoebox Scenes: Cologne

Curious about what was cut from the "Pack a Shoebox with Uncle Si" video? Check out this deleted scene where Uncle Si tries to pack a foul-smelling bottle of cologne. Watch the whole video here. http://bit.ly/yt-shoeboxsi

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The Power of Prayer

The most important thing you can put in a shoebox is prayer. Watch Uncle Si Robertson pray for the boxes he and his nephew Al Robertson packed for Operation Christmas Child. http://bit.ly/yt-shoeboxsi

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Behind the Scenes with Uncle Si: Tea Cup

Curious about what was cut from the "Pack a Shoebox with Uncle Si" video? Check out this deleted scene where Uncle Si Robertson discusses how much tea he really drinks in a day. Watch the whole video here. http://bit.ly/yt-shoeboxsi

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Behind the Scenes with Uncle Si and Operation Christmas Child

Ever wonder what Uncle Si Robertson is really like? Watch this behind the scenes footage from our Operation Christmas Child shoot where Si packs his first shoebox gift ever. http://bit.ly/yt-shoeboxsi

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Uncle Si's Favorite Christmas Memory

Watch as Uncle Si Robertson shares his favorite Christmas memory from his childhood. Uncle Si is celebrating Christmas with Operation Christmas Child this year because he wants to help spread the love of Jesus to children all over the world. http://bit.ly/yt-shoeboxsi

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Hands of the Father: A Toymaker's Joy

Meet one man who dedicates his life to making wooden toys for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. So far he's made over 100,000 toys, and now he's going for 100,000 more.

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University of North Carolina Chaplain Mitch Mason

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The Peace of Letting Go: How One Rwandan Forgave

Meet Alex, a survivor of the genocide in Rwanda who received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift as a child. Watch as he walks through the memorial for those killed in the 1994 genocide and talks about how through Jesus, he is able to forgive for those who killed his family and people. http://www.samaritanspurse.org

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Sharing God with a Gift

Alex Nsengimana, a genocide survivor, returns to his orphanage in Rwanda to give out shoebox gifts like the one he received as child. Watch more of his story of how God used a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child to change his life at www.samaritanspurse.org/alex

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Uncle Si Channel [Official Teaser HD]

Pack a Shoebox Jack! Si Robertson stops by to visit SPTV. Watch more exclusive Si videos. sptv.org/

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Finding Hope with Christmas in Haiti

Watch to find out how one Pastor who lost his family in the Haiti Earthquake still finds hope and the strength to praise God.

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Celebrating Christmas in Republic of Georgia

Watch as children in the Republic of Georgia receive shoe box gifts. Operation Christmas Child partners continue to minister to children in need after the distributions through programs like Noah's Ark

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Limitless Love

When you pack a shoebox full of gifts for Operation Christmas Child, your love is limitless. Watch to see who will celebrate it's arrival.

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OCC and the Power of Prayer

Operation Christmas Child and the power of prayer

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The Impact of 100 Million Simple Gifts

How big of an impact does 100 Million shoe boxes actually make? Watch to find out.

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Behind the Scenes with Uncle Si: Willie’s Old Doll

Curious about what was cut from the "Pack a Shoebox with Uncle Si" video? Check out this deleted scene where Uncle Si Robertson reveals the real reason why Willie loved cabbage patch dolls. http://bit.ly/yt-shoeboxsi

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La vida de un niño se ve transformada / A Boy's Life Changed [SPANISH]

Les presento a Luis, un rebelde que no tenía ningún futuro. Pero después de que recibió una caja de regalos por medio de la Operación Niño de la Navidad y de haber concluido el cursillo de discipulado La gran aventura, su vida ha sido transformada. Más detalles en htpp://www.thegreatestjourney.org.

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Un niño pequeño los guiará / A Little Child Shall Lead Them [SPANISH]

Detrás de las risas y las canciones de Andrea y sus hermanitos hay una oscuridad que habita en el hogar de ellos. La oscuridad de la adicción, el abuso y la desesperanza es una habitante muy desagradable de su casa. Miren por qué, en este video, Andrea puede decir: «Ahora puedo hacer frente a los retos de la vida como David, en la Biblia, lo hizo ante Goliat».

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The Shoebox Kid

Tucker's journey with Operation Christmas Child

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