Shoeboxes 2014

posted 16 Feb 2015, 03:12 by Dave Caughley   [ updated 16 Feb 2015, 03:18 ]

Children in Northern Iraq
 
Your shoebox was sent to...Belarus
 
We are pleased to tell you that your Operation Christmas Child shoebox was one of 181,409 that were delivered from the UK to a child in BELARUS.  
 
Through these shoebox gifts we have been able to show children around the world, living in difficult situations, that they are loved and not forgotten. Many of these children will never have received a gift in their life before. A mother whose children received shoeboxes told us this story:
 
“There are four children in my family - two daughters and two sons. My husband was tragically killed in a car accident in 2000.  Ever since the children smiled very seldom, and the shoeboxes caused so much joy and many smiles that it made me cry because of joy and happiness that filled my heart. There were so many useful things in those shoeboxes for our family and children, for example, toys, sweets, soap, toothpaste and brushes, stationery, and so forth, for which please receive my thanks and appreciation on my behalf and my children’s.  Thank you very much for their smiles and joy - to you and to the Lord.”
 
We thank God for your contribution to Operation Christmas Child in 2014 and for helping us to share God’s love with children at Christmas.
 

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The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Operation Christmas Child is an initiative of Samaritan's Purse