Celebrate with your church or group
Thank you for helping Operation Christmas Child collect 662,312 shoe boxes for hurting children this year!
In addition to distributing shoe box gifts with the help of our
partners, over the last year we were able to:
Collect 662,312 shoe box gifts to
share the Good News of Jesus with children, their families, and
Enroll 133,079 children in
discipleship classes and were blessed to celebrate the graduation
of 80,810 young students who had completed the discipleship
Meet key needs of children and their
families in a number of communities with projects that provided
access to clean water, food/nutritional support, and medical
Use these resources
to share this exciting new with your church or group:
Thank You PowerPoint Slide #1
Thank You PowerPoint Slide #2
Thank You Video
The Operation Christmas Child team in the Ivory Coast is
praising the Lord for a little boy who has an incredible gift for
drawing. In his shoe box gift, he received - yes - materials
designed to help him continue drawing. This little boy enrolled in
The Greatest Journey and has recently graduated.
In the region of Cuya, Tejutla, Guatemala, a single mother was
crying as she thanked the Operation Christmas Child team for the
gifts they brought to their community, especially the gift for her
In her daughter's shoe box
was a pair of shoes which went perfectly with her school uniform.
The mother had not known how she was going to afford to buy the
shoes before the school year started, as she couldn't find enough
work to pay for the shoes. She and her daughter gave thanks
to God and the Operation Christmas Child team for bringing them the
In Cite-Soleil, a desperately poor and violent area of
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a church surprised nearby children by
inviting them to an event, then distributing Operation Christmas
Child shoe box gifts. The children were so happy and grateful to
receive these gifts that when the church invited them to
participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship program, so many
signed up that the classes had to be held elsewhere.
"We must meet in a school
that can receive 265 children," said the church's children's
coordinator, Samedy Maria Valna.
Church representatives said
they have eight classrooms where instructors can teach The Greatest
Journey. Herard Desilien, the Sunday school superintendent,
said he was happy to see so many people come to the church through
Operation Christmas Child.
Ways you can help
Pray that each child who receives an Operation Christmas Child shoe box will know how much God loves them.
Help Samaritan’s Purse go beyond the shoe box and expand assistance to children, their families, and their communities. Donate Here