In their own words: Alexis' Story

Alexis from Paraguay receives an Operation Christmas Child shoebox and learns more about God through The Greatest Journey discipleship lessons.

"Hi! My name is Alexis and I'm 13 years old. I live in Paraguay in the city of Quiindy.

I give thanks to God for giving me the opportunity to be his child and for using the lives of all the people who, even though they don't know us, prepared all of those beautiful presents for us.

My favorite things are the pencils for school and the little cars.

I pray that God would always bless you a lot.

Every Sunday I go to Sunday school, where they teach us the word of God in a special book called The Greatest Journey. There, I learn a lot of things about God through Bible stories, which I really like.

My favorite thing that I learned was that Jesus loves me, knows me, and protects me, and even though I don't live with my parents, he always takes care of me."

Each Operation Christmas Child shoebox you pack will help a child know God's love for him or her. Just as important, each shoebox gift will help that child learn more about God's love through a 12-lesson discipleship program offered to children through local churches following shoebox distributions.

Your shoeboxes are changing lives! Pack one today!

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Ways you can help


Pray that each child who receives an Operation Christmas Child shoebox will know how much God loves them.


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