Christmas Boxes - Break the Record!

Operation Christmas Child.

Once again this year the students at Christian College Bellarine supported The Good Samaritan’s Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse is a non-profit, Christian organisation providing emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the physical needs of victims of war, famine, natural disaster, poverty and disease with the aim of demonstrating God’s love and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The aid and assistance are given without regard to the race, creed, gender, religion, or ethnicity of the beneficiaries. The shoeboxes packed will very likely be the first gift some children have ever received.

One more box = one more child reached with the unconditional love of God.

We set ourselves the challenge this year to reach out to even more children. This year the total number of boxes that will be sent out to children who would not otherwise receive a Christmas gift is 166. This is a fantastic result and yet another way our students have demonstrated their generous spirits.

Vika’s Story: A Shoebox Recipient Packs Shoeboxes for Others

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Vika received a shoebox gift while living in an orphanage in Ukraine as a child, and now she packs shoeboxes to send to other children.

"I still remember that feeling of excitement and hope I had when we received our shoeboxes."

"When the teachers gathered us together in our classroom and told us about the gifts we were super excited. I remember that my shoebox had everything purple! I got a little doll, little notebook, toothpaste/toothbrush, soap, colouring book, a letter and a picture of a family. I also received chopsticks, hairbands, hairbrush, pencils, pen candy, and a little soft bear. It was awesome."

"Now it’s been almost 7 years since I started making shoeboxes to send to other children all over the world. I’ve been receiving emails and pictures from a 12-year-old girl in Uganda who got my shoebox last year."

"I can’t describe in words how blessed I am to be a part of this ministry. I’ve been there and I know what it feels like to have no parents, to have nothing. God is an awesome God, and I would like to encourage each one of you to take a little time and make a shoebox. To share hope and love with all these children around the world."

Thank you to those who supported us and donated a box full of gifts for a child. These will be distributed to children in third world countries, prior to Christmas.

Kind regards,
The Project Care Team

 

 

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