It was a simple idea that became the worldwide ministry of Operation Christmas Childto minister to children in war-torn and famine-stricken countries. In just two decades it has inspired everyday people to provide more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in 130 countries. This beautiful book weaves the moving, God-saturated story of the ministrys beginning with the soul-stirring, Christ exalting stories of lives that have been forever changed by a simple shoebox.
Operation Christmas Child is filled with full-color photos of children whose smiles help tell what is a thoroughly hopeful story. Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham provides insight as the incredible stories of life transformation are told.
Proceeds from Operation Christmas Child go to support the ministry it seeks to celebrate and honor.
Franklin Graham has devoted his life to meeting the needs of people around the world and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The eldest son of Billy and Ruth Bell Graham, Franklin serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association as well as Samaritans Purse, the parent organization for Operation Christmas Child.
Donna Lee Toney has been a colleague of Franklin Graham for over thirty years. Serving Samaritans Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in many various capacities, she has also served in literary collaboration with the Grahams since 1982, including the most recent Billy Graham release Nearing Home and The Sower with Franklin Graham.