Reference: Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child
The weekend before last, we spent Sunday afternoon running from store to store in search of cute things for children across the world. Throughout this time, I constantly reminded my daughter that we were buying gifts for the boys and girls whose parents could not afford to purchase their Christmas presents. Once we returned home, she was excited to remove the store tags and separate the girl and boy shoe box items. She was careful to ensure that every item was placed neatly, and constantly reminded me that, “I can do it.” She continues to talk about the shoe boxes. Having her participate in the joy of giving and sharing in her excitement is a very small glimpse of the hope that Jesus has brought to the world.
Our church goal is to send 600 shoe boxes in support of the Operation Christmas Child ministry. I look forward to taking my daughter to church a couple weeks from now and having her observe all of the boxes stacked high for shipment to another country. I will share with her the amazing things that God can do through each of us and how our contributions together, no matter how small, can be multiplied to touch people’s lives and share God’s love. It is a blessing to share hope.
Have you supported this ministry in the past? What was your experience?
Will you consider sharing hope with a child this season?