Having grown from a single shoebox years ago, Samaritan’s Purse delivered the 200 millionth shoebox in 2022 to a young girl in the Ukraine.
Australia and New Zealand gathered over 228,000 shoeboxes in 2022 which were sent to children in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Phillipines, Cambodia and Ukraine. Worldwide, over 10.5 million shoeboxes were distributed to children in over 100 countries.
Children grow into adults and they take with them their experiences when they have their own children. Shoeboxes across the world have had a powerful impact on children, their families and even their communities. They have brought a realisation of God’s love for them and their loved ones. Their experiences are life-changing. And it starts with a simple shoebox of gifts and thoughts showing that someone cares.
Every year, there are incredible stories of God’s provision when a child opens their shoebox. Children longing for particular things in their lives such as shoes or other things, and the very shoebox they open has exactly what they need. The only people who have any idea of what’s in a shoebox are those packing them and they have no idea of where the shoeboxes will end up. Only God knows of a quiet need in the heart of a child and how He has planned to meet that need through the giving heart of someone who has packed their own shoebox.
Click HERE to download the PDF to read some testomnies of God’s provision through the simple gift of a shoebox.
If you’re wanting to know more about OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES click on this link.
Shoeboxes On The Fleurieu
Shoeboxes have now been collected and are on their way to bringing great joy to children around the world. The Fleurieu contribution in 2023 has already reached over 670 shoeboxes!!
If you like, you can still PACK A SHOEBOX ONLINE by clicking on this link.
For more information call Pam Hope on 0427 551 886.