40 Day Prayer Challenge — Day 9

Pray for each child that receives boxes from Operation Christmas Child. Pray it would point them to Christ and that their physical and spiritual needs would be met.

Pray that funds would come in for my ambition to send out more of these boxes as ways to share Christ’s love. I’d love to meet the goal of sending out 200 boxes by the end of the year!

Consider starting this project in your home church!

Praise God for all the boxes delivered thus far and for the hope and cheer it brings to children!

Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoe box gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

In 2020, Operation Christmas Child hoped to collect enough shoe box gifts to reach another 11 million children in countries like Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda and Ukraine. More than 10.5 million shoe box gifts were collected worldwide in 2019, with more than 8.9 million collected in the U.S.

“The shoe boxes open up the door for us to be able to share God’s love with children,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “I want every child to know that God is real, that He cares for them, and I want them to know the true meaning of Christmas, which is God sent His Son to this earth to save them from their sins.”

Find out more at: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/fact-sheet-occ/

Post written by Rose Lucas
Edited by Pearl Morley

Photo taken by James Staddon. To learn more about him and his photography please visit www.lenspiration.com.

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