Shoebox Stories

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Pille – the first time I heard about Jesus Samaritan's Purse, Shoe Box, First Time, The One, Paper Shopping Bag, Reusable Tote Bags, Purses, Handbags, Shoe Cabinet

Pille's Story

'The other thing that God has really shown me through receiving a shoebox is that He was already reaching out to me years before I knew and accepted Him. This for me is so important, because the biggest thing I’ve had to learn is that I do not have to strive for His love or earn it.' Pille grew up in Estoni

Bogdan – Remembering the feelings of hope, happiness and wonder Samaritan's Purse, Shoe Box, Getting Old, Polo Ralph Lauren, Happiness, Feelings, Happy, Mens Tops, Getting Older

Bogdan's Story

The things inside the shoebox can get old, dirty, worn out, broken or run out but the feelings that the shoebox caused within me would outlast them. I remember the hope, happiness, kindness and the sense of wonder I felt. Bogdan remembers receiving a shoebox as a child in Romania.

Nicoleta – A simple shoebox was part of directing the course of my life Operation Christmas Child Boxes, Samaritan's Purse, Shoe Box, Of My Life, Children, Simple, Young Children, Kids, Shoe Cabinet

Nicoleta's Story

A simple shoebox; you might think that it is impossible to make a difference. But God will use the smallest and most insignificant things to lift us up, to draw us closer to Him. Nicoleta shares some of the impact of her shoebox, which played a part in directing the course of her life.

Otilia grew up in Romania, and shares how it felt to receive a shoebox, and why she packs one every year herself now. Samaritan's Purse, Shoe Box, Romania, My Life, Felt, Memories, T Shirts For Women, Fashion, Memoirs

Otilia – The memory of receiving a shoebox has remained with me throughout my life

Otilia grew up in Romania, and shares how it felt to receive a shoebox, and why she packs one every year herself now.

 Rebeca shares how receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox had the profound effect of giving her a sense of belonging to a wider family. I Have No Friends, Having No Friends, Operation Christmas Child Shoebox, Samaritan's Purse, Sunday School Teacher, Remember The Time, Christian Families, Simple Gifts, Little White

Rebeca's Story

Growing up in a Christian family in communist Romania led to experiences of being an outcast in society. Rebeca shares how receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox had the profound effect of giving her a sense of belonging to a wider family.

Jaki can attest to the need to put toothbrushes in shoebox gifts—she had shared a toothbrush with nine other girls in a Guatemalan orphanage. Operation Christmas Child Shoebox, Christian Organizations, Samaritan's Purse, Kids Around The World, Gifts Delivered, Kids Boxing, Names Of Jesus, Shoe Box, Kids Christmas

Jaki And Her Toothbrush

I can attest to the need to put toothbrushes in shoebox gifts—I shared one with nine other girls in a Guatemalan orphanage.

Josh's shoebox story is of far-reaching ripple effects that came from the simple act of packing Samaritan's Purse, Operation Christmas Child, 9 Year Olds, Shoe Box, Packing, Simple, Bag Packaging, Shoe Cabinet

Josh’s Shoebox Story

I was 9 years old when I sent a shoe box through my school for the Operation Christmas Child campaign. In my shoebox, I put in a short note about myself and wished them a happy Christmas, also I added my name and address to the note. Christmas 1996 came and my shoe box along with thousands of others were delivered to

We received notebooks and pencils in our shoebox gifts in Jamaica at age Before this, our father cut a notebook and pencil in half so we’d have school supplies. Samaritan's Purse, Shoe Box, School Supplies, Father, Notebook, Pencil, Fashion, School Stuff, Pai

Shanika & Sherika And Their Notebooks

We received notebooks and pencils in our shoebox gifts in Jamaica at age 8. Before this, our father cut a notebook and pencil in half so we’d have school supplies.

After Vladimir lost his family at age a toy car taught him about God's love. Samaritan's Purse, Shoe Box, Gods Love, Lost, Age, Teaching, Love Of God, Shoe Cabinet, Education

Vladimir And His Toy Car

How could something as small as a toy car teach me about God’s love?

Olesea And Her Pens - "How God used a shoebox to reassure me of His love" Samaritan's Purse, Shoe Box, Pens, God, Dios, Shoe Cabinet, Praise God, The Lord

Olesea And Her Pens

God used a shoebox to reassure me of His love.

Dania and her Radio Samaritan's Purse, Stories For Kids, Shoe Box, Prayer, Eid Prayer, Offering Prayer, Shoe Cabinet, Prayer Request, Prayers

Dania And Her Radio

Even though we were poor, prayer made us feel rich.