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The Impact of a Shoe Box

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Shandon member Christy Rodgers shared the following story with us. Do you have an Operation Christmas Child story to share? Send it to us! Email it to 


This past August, our son, Sullivan, received a letter from an 18 year old from Ohio named Madison Miller.  Madison went on a mission trip with Samaritan's Purse to Guyana, South America in July.  She sent Sullivan a 2 page letter thanking him for being a part of Operation Christmas Child and telling him what an impact his gift had on a young boy named Alexander, the recipient of one of our shoe boxes.  Madison included a picture of Alexander with his Operation Christmas Child shoe box and some Guyanese money

I cannot begin to explain the impact this had on both of our boys!  They are always excited to pack and donate our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  But to put a name and face with our gift was beyond amazing!  It made it "real" for my 9 and 6 year olds.

And this year they are more excited than ever before! 


Pick up shoe boxes, labels and suggested gift ideas on Sundays at the Operation Christmas Child kiosk in the Gathering Place. Shoe boxes are due Sunday, November 2.