Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Teacher’s Heart

I think most people would agree that teachers are among the world’s greatest unsung heroes. This is especially true of The Greatest Journey volunteer instructors we met recently in Jamaica. We had the privilege of sitting in on a few of their d ... [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]


Known but to God

A brother carefully held his sister as they watched The Greatest Journey graduation ceremony begin. The siblings weren’t graduates; they were merely curious observers who had wandered in off the street. They were small and their clothes were dirty, b ... [Read More]


It Began with a Walk

Have you ever looked back at a series of events in your life and said, “Wow, God, you are amazing!”? That’s how Nina and I feel as we look back and see how God used our afternoon walks on the beach to impact the lives of some of the children in our co ... [Read More]


The Unexpected Gift

During 2015, Samaritan’s Purse Haiti focused its projects in Trouin, Leogane, a small town of 10,000 people. The ministry program team incorporated discipleship activities in this area by distributing 2,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to c ... [Read More]


The Gift of Jesus

Before I started my internship, I had heard that I might be able to take photos of an Operation Christmas Child distribution. But I didn’t actually expect it. Some of the staff members in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been here for more t ... [Read More]


The Gospel Made Real

April Butcher is the field events specialist for Operation Christmas Child. I don’t remember the first time I heard the story of Zacchaeus, but I do remember the teacher who made his story real to me. Her name was Mrs. Barbara, and she had a felt ... [Read More]