Operation Christmas Child Overview 2017, Animation

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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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