Monday, November 13, 2006

Follow the Box

For those of you who participated in Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan's Purse has a blog up called Follow the Box--a fun way to see the journey your shoebox takes to reach a child. Steve and I finished packing our boxes last night...the trunk of my car is full of boxes from our church, which I need to deliver to the collection site this week. We are close to meeting our goal of 50 boxes--a few more people are bringing boxes next Sunday so I think we will make it!

I love this ministry! If you missed it this year, mark your calendar so you can participate next fall--National Collection Week is always the week before Thanksgiving.


Jackie said...

haha you're lucky I even allowed your last comment ... GO BLUE .. and I'll kick your butt till you believe it! :)

Christin said...

Dwayne and I are doing this with our small group this year. The summer before we got married, Dwayne worked with Samaritan's Purse in Mozambique and had a chance to deliver some of the boxes.
He has a really special story about it. The story goes that they were delivering boxes to a children's hospital, and Dwayne handed one of the boxes to a boy in a wheelchair. The boy opened the box and found a pair of gloves. Dwayne was pretty disappointed. Who would send gloves to hot and arid Mozambique?! He thought is was such an inappropriate gift. The boy took the gloves in his hand and began to cry and cry. The hospital personel explained that the boy was very happy. Those gloves would help protect the boys hands as he wheeled around the hospital!
Dwayne was so moved by this experience. Operation Christmas Child is a great program!

Amy said...

Wow! that's an awesome story! It's so hard to know when you're shopping--like, socks would be great for kids in cold countries, but kind of useless to kids in tropical places who don't usually wear shoes! or what if the t-shirts you buy don't fit? On and on. I always end up praying that God will direct our boxes to just the right children who need or want what we've picked out. It is so neat to hear confirmation that He does exactly that! Wow!

Anonymous said...

On behalf of Franklin Graham, thank you for posting information about Operation Christmas Child on your blog. We are truly grateful for your participation and for making others aware of this vital ministry. Please continue to pray for the OCC staff during this busy time of year.

If you would like further information about Samaritan's Purse, please visit our website at

Thank you and may God bless you.

Darren Mullenix
Director of Development Operations
Samaritan's Purse