Shoeboxes in Costa Rica 2016

Some Canadian volunteers traveled with us to Costa Rica to help distribute gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, and see the impact of our voluntary “The Greatest Journey” Bible study program for children and families that received shoeboxes.

Sheryl Snively from Simcoe, ON shares about what it was like to pack shoeboxes with her youth group, and then see the shoeboxes transform lives in Costa Rica:


Woodstock, ON resident Melissa Jansen talks about the excitement of attending The Greatest Journey graduation ceremony in Costa Rica:


Deidra Barker from Gold River on Vancouver Island shares what it was like to distribute shoeboxes and to witness the joy and excitement on distribution day:


Joanne Hauer, Sherwood Park, AB resident, speaks about the impact of the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and how important it is to be the hands and feet of Jesus:  


Stephanie Wiebe from Prespatou, BC describes why she loves packing shoeboxes and how she has witnessed the impact of The Greatest Journey program in Costa Rica:


Airdrie, AB resident Renee McCracken talks about how she packed shoeboxes at a young age with her grandma, and what a blessing it was to help distribute the shoeboxes to children in Costa Rica:


Donna & Wes Mason from Port Perry, ON have packed shoeboxes for years, and share about how great it was to see that come full circle:


Watch inspiring videos from a team of pastors who recently went on an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox distribution trip in Senegal and saw lives changed! 


Scott Whalen from Dartmouth, NS has been packing shoeboxes for over 10 years, and shares about what it was like to experience a shoebox distribution:


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Ways you can help


Pray that every child who receives an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift will hear and know how much God loves them.


Help Samaritan’s Purse go beyond the shoebox and expand assistance to children, their families, and their communities. Donate Here