Operation Christmas Child
Shoebox Gifts Bring Joy to Namibia
20 September 2023
For most of us the story of Creation is familiar, but for remote communities in Mongolia it’s the first time they’re hearing it.
This year marks the 30-year journey of Operation Christmas Child, a heart-warming initiative that has touched the lives of countless children in over 170 nations.
Help spread the Good News and Great Joy and use our 2023 Australia & New Zealand overview video to play at your church, or group and share on social media. Video is 4 minutes long.
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Watch and find out how to prayerfully pack an Operation Christmas Child shoebox for a boy or girl in need. It’s easy to do and each gift-filled box is a Gospel opportunity.
Children around the world need hope now more than ever. Gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes can help show them God’s love and provide an opportunity to communicate the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A shoebox gift is only the beginning! After children receive a shoebox, many have the opportunity to participate in The Greatest Journey, our fun and engaging discipleship program that teaches them about God’s love and how to share it with others.
From donkeys, elephants, and camels to motorcycles, trucks, and canoes, we’ll do whatever it takes to transport Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to the ends of the earth.
Eight-year-old Votey lives in a slum in Cambodia, but says she felt “loved by God” when she received a gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoebox and was able to celebrate the joy of Christmas.
Athena, a young girl in the Philippines, participated in The Greatest Journey after receiving a gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoebox. She shared the Biblical stories from The Greatest Journey book with her family, which changed their lives and deepened their faith in God.
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