Sunday, February 18, 2018

Why I Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child

Why do I have an Operation Christmas Child T-shirt for every day of the week (literally)? Why do I veer down the clearance aisle every time I go to the store just to pick up milk? Why do I share this amazing ministry with whoever will listen, ... [Read More]


Operation Christmas Child Leads to Salvation, Reconciliation

We had an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution in a community in Papua New Guinea’s capital city. A little girl attended the event hoping to receive school supplies in her shoebox. She comes from a poor family and her parents cannot afford t ... [Read More]


Summer Camp Memories in Ukraine

My first trip to the Carpathian Mountains brought back memories. As part of a Samaritan’s Purse media team covering Operation Christmas Child in Ukraine, our caravan of two miniature buses traveled up a rough gravel road outside the village of Z ... [Read More]


Shoebox Gifts Bring Joy to Children in Belarus

We had many opportunities for fellowship and sharing the Gospel during our Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift distribution this year. After the distribution we visited in the homes of some of the children who received shoeboxes. We went to a poor ... [Read More]


Operation Christmas Child Grows Albanian Church

“… in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum [in present-day Albania] I have fully preached the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:19, NKJV). Today, Operation Christmas Child is he ... [Read More]


Operation Christmas Child Gifts for Refugee Children in Poland

I am from eastern Ukraine, where I pastored a church. I left our hometown when I realized that military conflict, which started in our area in the spring of 2014, was becoming more intense. On June 2, my wife, Elena; our daughter, Aliona; and our ... [Read More]


Orphans and Children in Poverty Hear the Gospel

At age 9, Mya* was diagnosed with HIV. In her rural village in Myanmar, there is little access to medicine and medical care. HIV also brought fear of the unknown to Mya’s family, and they worried the village would shun her. So, Mya went to live at an ... [Read More]