Operation Christmas Child
Since 1993, more than 168 million boys and girls in over 160 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.
David became a Christian 10 years ago soon after he received a gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoebox in Pifo, Ecuador, and graduated from the first Greatest Journey class ever taught. Recently, he helped hand out Bibles to students graduating from the 10th anniversary Greatest Journey class in Pifo.
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.
Every year, Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of shoebox gifts to children around the world. Shining the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children affected by war, poverty, disease and natural disaster, shoebox gifts are fueled by the power of prayer, bringing Good News and Great Joy to the ends of the earth!