Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts
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You'll read about children like 12 year-old Lejla from war-torn Bosnia, who just the day before receiving her first shoebox had lost a friend, killed in a mine field. Walking to school that day in worn-out shoes that didn't keep the snow from her frozen feet, she despaired and decided to walk through the mine field herself, hoping to end her pain. Unharmed, she then walked down infamous "Sniper Alley." Still unharmed, she made it to school where she was given a shoebox. That shoebox changed the course of Lejla's life. Among many other items, it contained a new pair of sneakers. In gratitude, Lejla wrote a letter to thank the person who had given her the gifts--Jesus. It was then that she connected with God's heart and found His love in the gift of His Son.
This and countless other stories told by Graham, volunteers, and gift recipients from the past two decades of ministry will remind you of how God uses your gifts to change lives. As you read, your heart will be warmed, filled by the true spirit of Christmas giving.
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2013
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.77 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
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RagdollMomAnacortes, WAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple GiftsJanuary 21, 2015RagdollMomAnacortes, WAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I so enjoyed reading this book. I was a Relay Coordinator for the first time this past November for OCC. I recommend anyone involved with Operation Christmas Child to read this book. Or anyone else interested in seeing God move through these boxes of treasures which open the door for the Good News to be spread among children and their families.
boxladyJackson, MIAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5awesome bookJanuary 7, 2014boxladyJackson, MIAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The stories in this book will make you laugh, cry and rejoice in the amazing work of God through a simple shoe box.
flandersWeyburn SKAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5December 6, 2013flandersWeyburn SKAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As I am a strong supporter and volunteers with Operation Christmas Child, I thoroughly enjoyed reading how OCC started and grew through the 20 years. Also loved all the stories of the impact of the shoebox gift.
KarenAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Simple Gifts - Profound LoveNovember 21, 2013KarenAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a book of miracles, a book of hope, and a book of love. I was delighted to read of the start of Operation Christmas Child, and how this has grown over the years. Stories of boxes filled and brought by the tractor-trailer load filled me with delight. Descriptions of the "perfect" gifts finding just the right child (and in some cases, adult!) left me in awe of the wonderful, miraculous God who knows each of us! I am blessed to be a shoebox-packer, and to share this love for others with so many others. We are so blessed - and this book is a reminder to share those blessings with those less fortunate. I now have three copies of the book, so I can share them with others.
BeckyOlathe KSAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Franklin Graham's book touched my heart.November 11, 2013BeckyOlathe KSAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My family has supported Operation Christmas Child through our local church for quite a number of years. We don't live very close to a processing center, but 3 years ago we traveled 8 hours to Minneapolis MN and worked for a few hours in that processing center. It was an amazing experience for my family. When I saw Franklin Graham's book on your website I just had to buy it. Each chapter thrilled me as I read how God's perfect plan for these childrens' lives was at work. I am resolved to pray MORE fervently as we pack our shoe boxes this year. Thank you, Franklin, for reporting to us about God's miracles.
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