Shoeboxes sent to displaced children in Iraq by ISIS
Children enrolled on The Greatest Journey
We thank God for your contribution to Operation Christmas Child in 2014 and for helping us to share God’s love with children this Christmas season.
Over 10 million children experienced the joy that comes through a simple shoebox gift. Children like 10 year old Ramonda. “As soon as she opened her box her hands went to the side of her head as if to say ‘oh my goodness – look at all the wonderful stuff for me.’ Buried in the box was a beautiful new Barbie doll. As soon as she spied her doll she began to squeal uncontrollably with delight. Soon we were trying on all the jewellery and fake make up in her box. There was a little fake lipstick and I pretended to put it on to show her how you wear it and she immediately giggled and asked if she could kiss me goodbye. My heart melted with that kiss and hug” – OCC volunteer.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.