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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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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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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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.