Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Box of delights

This evening I’ll be helping my son fill a decorated shoebox with gifts for another little boy in support of Operation Christmas Child. It’s one of those things connected with Christmas that we are happy to be involved with even though we haven’t yet set off the fireworks.

Operation Christmas Child is organised by Samaritan’s Purse – a Christian relief and development organisation which works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God to children and families in need across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Where appropriate, local partners will also distribute a booklet of Bible stories, including the story of the birth of Jesus, to children receiving the shoeboxes. The charity also encourages donors to pray for the child receiving their shoebox.

If you want to know what it means for a child to receive one of these boxes then check out this video clip.

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