At age 7, Alex received a shoebox gift in Rwanda. Today, he shared the same Good News and Great Joy with children in his home country!

Alex remembers the excitement he felt “Kids began screaming left and right…because of their joy to receive a gift for the very first time. Every item in that shoebox brought me joy at a time when I had lost all hope.”
At age 7 Alex received a shoebox gift in Rwanda Today he
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Why is a donation of $9 per shoebox gift critical for Operation Christmas Child? It provides for the collection, processing, and shipping of shoebox gifts to more than 100 countries. It also provides ministry materials such as The Greatest Gift Bible Story Booklet children receive alongside their shoebox gift and The Ministry Partner Guide, a tool used to assure simple, easy-to-understand...
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Why is a donation of 9 per shoebox gift critical for Operation

Why $9?

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In case you missed it! No more toothpaste and candy this year. View what to pack instead here: [ Sampur.se Link ]
In case you missed it No more toothpaste and candy this year
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10-year-old Andrei's mom Yolanda was thankful for her son's opportunity to go through The Greatest Journey discipleship program.

"I am happy because he is learning about God. At school they congratulate me because his attitude changed and he is a very good student. I pray that God continue to work in his life."
10yearold Andreis mom Yolanda was thankful for her sons opportunity to go
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Check out this smile—from a washcloth and new clothes! Good News and Great Joy with Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts in Rwanda.
Check out this smilefrom a washcloth and new clothes Good News and
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Meet Tuyishimenaome, 11 years old from Kigali, Rwanda. Yesterday she received a shoebox gift! Her favorite item was her new watch, and her favorite subject in school is reading and math. Tuyishimenaome prayed at the beginning of the outreach event in front of 140 other children—what courage! Will you join us in prayer that the shoebox gift will be a lasting reminder of God's love for her?
Meet Tuyishimenaome 11 years old from Kigali Rwanda Yesterday she received a
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Join us this morning in prayer for Brazil. Check out the prayer requests and some amazing facts about this country below.
Join us this morning in prayer for Brazil Check out the prayer
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Do you pack sewing kits in your shoebox gifts? After an outreach event in Kigali, Rwanda today, this mom was excited to see that her daughter received a sewing kit in her shoebox gift—the mother was a seamstress!

God knows and loves each child who receives a shoebox gift and orchestrates the delivery of each one—a tangible expression of His love.

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Do you pack sewing kits in your shoebox gifts After an outreach
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Today, this girl heard about the Good News of Jesus at her local church in Rwanda and received a shoebox gift! She found this beautiful headband inside and wouldn’t take it off.
Today this girl heard about the Good News of Jesus at her
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"OVERWHELMED this morning to discover an email from South Sudan that included a photo of one of the little toolbox gifts we sent last fall. I've always wondered whose hands those special boxes ended up in! The email said:

'Thanks for caring for the needy. Sorry to have taken so long without sending my regards—but I had had no means to. We received the gifts at my mother's church. I am writing...
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What a creative idea! Samira bought plain flip flops for .98 and added some fun color by crocheting around the straps and embellishing with a flower.

What are some ways you turn ordinary items into extraordinary for your shoebox gifts?
What a creative idea Samira bought plain flip flops for 98 and
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We want your vote! The Samaritan's Purse documentary Facing Darkness is nominated at this year's K-LOVE Fan Awards. Click the link below, then scroll down to the Film/Television Impact category to place your vote: [ Klovefanawards.com Link ]
We want your vote The Samaritans Purse documentary Facing Darkness is nominated
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PLASTIC SHOEBOXES COMING SOON!

Check out this behind the box look at our NEW red and green plastic shoeboxes. These colorful boxes use a unique mold to ensure the highest quality available for shoebox gifts, to be sure they will be durable in the hottest and coldest climates.

Stay tuned to the official Operation Christmas Child Facebook page to see when they're available for order and learn...
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We're LIVE with shoebox recipient Alina! Have questions for her? Ask in the comments below:
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We're excited to have shoebox recipient Alina with us LIVE tomorrow at 12:30pm EST to share her story and answer your questions! Get a preview of her favorite item from her #shoeboxstories below and be sure to tune in tomorrow to hear her testimony.
Were excited to have shoebox recipient Alina with us LIVE tomorrow at

#ShoeboxStories: Alina and the Princess Shoes

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Caption this photo of a shoebox recipient in Cambodia!
Caption this photo of a shoebox recipient in Cambodia
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We've got a fun idea for your VBS! Create your own Operation Christmas Child prayer wall with our photo bundles. Each bundle contains 100 photos—for only $8.00. Simply pin the photos on a wall or bulletin board, then encourage kids to pick a photo, turn it over and write a prayer on the back. Order today: [ Sampur.se Link ]
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Three-year-old Lee grinned from ear to ear as he received his gift-filled shoebox this week in the Philippines. "Thank you so much for painting this beautiful smile on my son's face. God is good." his mom Myla shared.
Threeyearold Lee grinned from ear to ear as he received his giftfilled
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Operation Christmas Child is just one of the many projects of Samaritan's Purse—all helping others in Jesus' name. Check out this new spoken word video by Propaganda to learn more about the heartbeat of this ministry.
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We love this idea for May's 'Item of the Month'—hygiene items! "I'm making washcloths, wrapping them around a bar of soap tied with a long piece of ribbon and a cross book mark. 4 presents in one. Snappy seniors are buying the soap. Love doing these!" – Linda H
We love this idea for Mays Item of the Monthhygiene items Im
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