Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts
January 21, 2015
I 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.
As 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.
This 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.
My 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.