From Poverty to Parliament and the Pulpit

Operation Christmas Child | 3:06 OC-160602_Devons_Story_ST_MIX.mp4

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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The Greatest Gift

Daphne received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift in Bolivia and then joined The Greatest Journey discipleship program, where she learned about God's love for her. Daphne is now a Christian and she says it's the "most beautiful thing."

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The Journey of a Shoebox (Animated)

Every shoebox gift goes on an amazing journey from the person who packed it to a child in need overseas. After receiving this tangible expression of God's love, the boy or girl is invited to participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship course.

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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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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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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.