Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has collected more than 168 million shoeboxes packed with toys and other fun items by people like you, and delivered them to boys and girls in need around the world in partnership with local churches.
Sampil who has cerebral palsy received one of those shoebox gifts. Volunteers in his hometown of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, hosted an Operation Christmas Child outreach event for disabled children
like him, but he was sick that day. Not wanting him to miss out, a volunteer visited Sampil’s house to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with him and give him a gift-filled shoebox. Sampil was delighted to find, among other fun items, a towel, toothbrush, and various school supplies inside.
“After I got a shoebox, I became a Christian and my relationships with others changed,” Sampil said. He hadn’t been to school in years, but the notebooks in his gift inspired him to enroll in a school for the disabled where he made many friends. Aware of Christ’s forgiveness of his sins, Sampil also forgave his father who left his family more than 10 years ago. Today, Sampil has since graduated and serves as an assistant teacher at a camp.
Many boys and girls who receive shoebox gifts also enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, where they
learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Millions of boys and girls have participated in this dynamic course so far.
Would you consider joining us in spreading Good News and great joy this year by packing a shoebox?
President, Samaritan’s Purse
Chick-fil-A Grassfield will be collecting shoeboxes until November 23.
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