Ready for pre-order–Operation Christmas Child: A Story of Simple Gifts written by Franklin Graham and Donna Lee Toney!!
Not only does this sound like a great book to read and learn more about the project yourself, but what a great Christmas present! It could also be a wonderful “thank you” gift to leaders in your church, or special people in your community who have donated to your packing parties.
Here’s the description:
It was a simple idea that became the worldwide ministry of Operation Christmas Child—to minister to children in war-torn and famine-stricken countries. The book is a treasure chest of first-person stories from Graham, past shoebox recipients, and others as readers journey through the pages from the first gift collection in 1993 to delivery of the 100 millionth shoebox just last year. This beautiful book weaves the moving, God-saturated story of the ministry’s 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. The book is releasing in October to commemorate Operation Christmas Child’s 20th anniversary.
“One hundred million shoebox gifts is astonishing, but thinking back to the beginning, I can recall the very first shoebox packed, reminding me of how unique each gift is – one hundred million gifts packed in one hundred million ways.” – Franklin Graham
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.