Operation Christmas Child Is a Good Reason to Buy a New Pair of Shoes

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You know, there’s an old children’s song that says, “Do you know, oh Christian, you’re a sermon in shoes?” Well, you might be a sermon in shoes, but did you know that the gospel can also be a shoebox? Each year Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, ships shoeboxes full of small presents to boys and girls all over the world. Millions of children are introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ through this ministry. And you can help!

Start with an average-sized shoebox (what better excuse to buy a new pair of shoes?). Following the guidelines on the Operation Christmas Child website, fill the box with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

Between November 14–21, take your shoebox to a drop off location, which you can find on the Operation Christmas Child website. If you live close by, bring your shoebox to the Creation Museum. I praise the Lord for AiG staff who have a burden to promote this shoebox ministry. Last year, our staff donated over 300 shoeboxes!

Operation Christmas Child is doing great things to reach people around the world.

Want to know where your shoebox ends up? Make your shipping payment of $7.00 online, and you can track your shoebox to see which part of the world it reaches.

Operation Christmas Child is doing great things to reach people around the world. Read testimonies of children whose lives have been changed because of these shoeboxes, and learn how you can volunteer to help with this ministry.

I encourage you to pack your own shoebox and pray that many children will accept the greatest gift—salvation offered through Jesus Christ.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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