July 26, 2012
Operation Christmas Child Women of Faith’s Christmas in July celebration continues as we proudly announce our new partnership with Samaritan’s Purse® and their Operation Christmas Child® project. It’s easy to see why Samaritan’s Purse is a great fit with Women of Faith; we share core values. 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. They do this, in part, by distributing shoe boxes filled with gifts. As one church leader in Madagascar says, “Gifts come by plane, boat, car, camel, whatever it takes to bring the joy and Gospel message to hard to reach places.” As part of our Christmas in July celebration, the Women of Faith office staff packed 100 shoe boxes for needy kids—and had a great time doing it! It’s not just about the box, though—each child will hear the gospel message when they receive their gift. This year, you can help Operation Christmas Child surpass 100 million shoe box gifts packed and distributed since 1998. Let’s reach 100 million children for Christ! Learn more about Operation Christmas Child here. Operation Christmas Child is an outreach of Samaritan’s Purse. Franklin Graham, eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, serves as President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse. Under his leadership, Samaritan’s Purse has met the needs of poor, sick, and suffering people in more than 100 countries.