Operation Christmas Child

August 4, 2010 By Tracy

My family and I look forward to packing shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child each year. In fact, it is sort of a year round thing in my house. Throughout, the year as I come across sales on toothbrushes, toothpaste, small toys, school supplies, etc. I’ll always buy extra and save them for our shoe boxes.

It is amazing to see just how many children’s lives are touched by receiving shoe boxes each year. OCC has collected and delivered over 77 million shoe box gifts since 1993. Last year alone they collected and delivered over 8.2 million shoe boxes to children in over 108 countries.

Why are these shoe boxes so special? Well, along with their shoe box gifts, children are given storybooks that tell the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

What better way to see the impact of these shoe boxes than to hear from someone that received one as a young child. This is an amazing testimony that I thought I would share.