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.
Ernesto, a troubled young boy living in Mazatlan, Mexico, was excited when he received his very own soccer ball in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. After giving his life to Christ, Ernesto's behavior radically changed. Now, he uses the ball to help share Jesus with his friends.
In a Roma village in Ukraine where jobs are scarce and many children are uneducated, God is using Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey in powerful ways. Boys and girls are learning to read, experiencing the love of God, and discovering how to faithfully follow Him.
When Operation Christmas Child started bringing shoe boxes to boys and girls in villages of Papua New Guinea, whole communities and cultures began to change. Watch as children and adults alike are experiencing life-changing growth through Samaritan's Purse programs. For more information, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
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.
Only God can do this kind of change. Seven-year-old Hilario was living on the streets in Guadalajara, addicted to drugs. Years later, he threatened the life of a local minister who came to the prison to share the Gospel. In an unexpected turn of events, The Lord completely changed Hilario's heart and used him to bless a young orphan named Veronica. Watch to see how Hilario and Veronica gained the family they never had.
Operation Christmas Child impacts communities far and wide, including hard-to-reach, remote villages. Watch how children in Nepal are blessed by Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey as their lives begin to change for the better. For more information on how you can help, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Discover how something so simple has such a big impact on the lives of many as a little girl in the Dominican Republic sees a kaleidoscope for the first time. For more information on how you can help, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Watch as children in Madagascar villages receive the joy and love of Christ through Operation Christmas Child. Help us spread to other villages to help strengthen the futures of these communities. For more information how you can help, visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Children in the Republic of Georgia have witnessed many terrible things as their country faces times of war. With The Greatest Journey, children's lives are changing as they learn about the love of Jesus Christ and the hope that comes with salvation.
Join Cissie Graham Lynch as she experiences firsthand the work The Greatest Journey is doing in the lives of children in Guyana, South America. Worldwide, over 1 million children are on The Greatest Journey right now, learning about Jesus and memorizing scripture. For $6 you can send one more.
Singer-songwriter, Matthew West, joined Samaritan's Purse to hand deliver Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to children in the most remote of villages. Watch as Matthew West discovers the amazing work being done in the lives of children though Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey in the name of Christ. For more information on how you can help, visit http://www.thegreatestjourney.org.