Shoebox season is here, which means we once again have the privilege to help share the Good News of Jesus Christ with millions of boys and girls around the world—like Stefana in Madagascar.
Twelve–year–old Stefana was thrilled when he opened his gift–filled box and found a new pair of shoes that fit him just right. The special present helped him see God’s love for him. Stefana and five other family members then began attending church. They all prayed to receive Christ as Savior and were recently baptized! “Stefana is a special boy,” his pastor said. “He loves learning God’s Word.” And it all started with a shoebox!
To help you prepare for the 2021 season, we want to make you aware of some great Operation Christmas Child free materials.
Adhesive Shoebox Labels are now free! The labels come in sets of 50 and will make packing parties even easier. If you want to discover the destination of your shoebox gift, these QR–coded labels allow you to easily donate and enable the tracking feature, although activation isn’t required to use them.
Not sure how or what to pack? No problem! Check out How to Pack a Shoebox for great ideas and easy step–by–step directions. You can also order preprinted corrugated cardboard or plastic shoeboxes. These colorful, sturdy options hold up well and can be lasting gifts in themselves for children to store cherished items. Thank you for your love for children and for sharing with them Good News and great joy this shoebox season!
Declare His glory among the nations!
Operation Christmas Child® is a project of Samaritan’s Purse®.
Franklin Graham, President