This Roma girl in Ruski Komarivtsi shows off the new stuffed animal she received in her shoebox on Sunday. Toys are rare for the children in this village.

Did you know? Toys are the 'Item of the Month' for June! Learn more about year-round packing here: [ Sampur.se Link ]
This Roma girl in Ruski Komarivtsi shows off the new stuffed animal
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"Inside my shoebox was a note and a picture from a couple who lived in Colorado..."

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"Inside my shoebox was a note and a picture from a couple who lived in Colorado"

"I had never received a gift before"

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*#OCCdeals ALERT!*

Nothing says summer like a fun pair of flips flops! We've just learned two large U.S. retailers are selling flip flops for $1 this weekend. These are a great item to stock up on for shoebox gifts.

If you’ve found great #OCCdeals on flip flops or other items, share in the comments below!
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Pastor Zhenia leads a Baptist church in Ruski Komarivtsi, Ukraine where the children received shoebox gifts and now participate in The Greatest Journey. He is unable to read or write so his grandson reads the Bible to him so he can memorize it and preach to the people. Will you join us in praying for Pastor Zhenia and his community—that they feel God's love for him and continue growing in His...
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Pastor Zhenia leads a Baptist church in Ruski Komarivtsi Ukraine where the
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Delores Laurence
There's no raining on this boy's parade! His joy was unmistakable at an outreach event at a summer camp for children in need in Ukraine. About 70% of the kids who attended this shoebox outreach have never heard the Gospel.
Theres no raining on this boys parade His joy was unmistakable at
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Janice Lassetter
Wave the checkered flag—this WOW item takes the cup! When this boy received a shoebox gift Sunday in a Roma settlement in Ukraine, he loved the large car that came in it.

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Wave the checkered flagthis WOW item takes the cup When this boy
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In 2008, Operation Christmas Child delivered over 69,000 shoebox gifts to children living in Burkina Faso. These children traveled to the outreach event in a cart pulled by a donkey! #tbt
In 2008 Operation Christmas Child delivered over 69000 shoebox gifts to children
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Deborah Lantz
"Once the wax wore off, I used the fancy string to tie sticks together to make toys that would float in the water. The school supplies inside my shoebox also made me feel special because my family couldn’t afford them."

School supplies and hygiene items are so important to include in shoebox gifts—just ask Vladimir! Read the rest of his story here:
Once the wax wore off I used the fancy string to tie

Vladimir and the Dental Floss

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Hold the phone—what a fun toy! When 10-year-old Nadia opened her shoebox gift at an outreach event yesterday in Ukraine, her favorite item was her new toy cell phone.
Hold the phonewhat a fun toy When 10yearold Nadia opened her shoebox
These boys huddled together to see each others shoebox gifts at an outreach event in Ecuador. What do you think they are saying to each other?
These boys huddled together to see each others shoebox gifts at an
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Doris Bercot
It's parade time! We love seeing Operation Christmas Child represented in local parades around the US.

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Its parade time We love seeing Operation Christmas Child represented in local
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More than 65 million people throughout the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes and are now living in #refugee camps. The needs of refugees are enormous. Please pray for Samaritan's Purse teams as they demonstrate God’s love and bring healing to hurting families and see how you can help here: [ Sampur.se Link ]
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"I picked up the mail on the way home today, and found a hand-addressed letter from Ukraine. I knew what it was as soon as I saw it. I now know where one of my Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes went this year—to Eva! A Christian lady named Nina, who works with a ministry to street kids, gypsies, and orphanages in the area, sent me a picture and wrote a letter to let me know about Eva...
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I picked up the mail on the way home today and found
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"This is Mr. Tom Kneeshaw. At 97-years-old, he is still a master craftsman! He recently made 45 wooden toys to donate to Operation Christmas Child. Such a beautiful assortment of trucks, cars, planes and baby cradles—what a blessing!" – Rita R.
This is Mr Tom Kneeshaw At 97yearsold he is still a master
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"I grew up in a family of nine children. We survived on rice and potatoes and, as the third from the youngest, I wore the clothes passed down to me from my older siblings—including tennis shoes. We took turns wearing them outside to play. We also shared a toothbrush among us."

Read the rest of Vladimir's #shoeboxstories here:
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"I had never received a gift before."

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2-year-old Joshua from Rwanda opened his shoebox gift and immediately pulled out a large stuffed bear. Even as others tried to get him to look through his other shoebox items—he only wanted to hold his new fluffly friend close.
2yearold Joshua from Rwanda opened his shoebox gift and immediately pulled out
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Melissa Cabrera
Join us this morning in prayer for Chad. Check out the prayer requests and some amazing facts about this country below.
Join us this morning in prayer for Chad Check out the prayer
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John Hoover
Jennifer White Wilkey
"I lived with my family of 11. Toys were rare in our neighborhood—I remember one of my neighbors showing me her doll from her balcony because it was too valuable to bring outside...There were times when we had no food, but my mother would fast and stay up all night praying for God’s provision."

Find out what happened next in this week's #shoeboxstories:
I lived with my family of 11 Toys were rare in our

“I thought, Is that for me? I felt so special—so loved!”

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Robin Miller
Mary Rickard
Amanda Skarbowski
After packing shoebox gifts for over six years, our friend ohAmanda shares why shopping for shoeboxes year-round is budget friendly and, more importantly, how it impacts her own children.

"I get to see my kids’ eagerness for someone else’s happiness. I can see their heart open to God and His desire for them to show His love however they can." [ Sampur.se Link ]
After packing shoebox gifts for over six years our friend ohAmanda shares

It IS Christmas All Year Long / Best Time To Shop

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Lori Eaton
"After the Operation Christmas Child outreach event, two local women had the opportunity to go and visit with parents of the shoebox recipients in their homes. They now had an open door to the community and the passion to go and share about Jesus Christ!"

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After the Operation Christmas Child outreach event two local women had the

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