The wonderful work of Samaritans Purse’s “Operation Christmas Child” is wonderful and amazing! Since the 1990’s, 168,000,000 shoeboxes of love gifts … in Jesus Name … have been delivered to needy children around the world!
Justin Thomas is one example. He lived in an area of persecution of Christians … but he lived in a Christian home with parents he loved… and who loved him. In the richness of the love he received at home, he was mocked by the other children and rocks were thrown – even during worship services — at his church building.
Still, there was physical poverty. His mother’s wages were less than $20 dollars a month. She had to wash the mud off their rice before it was cooked for the family. Rain leaked through their roof. There were animals that got into the upper roof over Justin’s room that sometimes urinated on him while in bed.
Justin Thomas has become a spokesman for Samaritan’s Purse’s “Operational Christmas Child.” wherein I heard him in St. Louis. Be “stirred” as was I as you listen to Justin’s OCC story … in his own words!
(How are we to react to those who are poor and in need? Attorney Al Johnson, Director of the “New Covenant Legal Services” in St. Louis in behalf of the poor, provides us with an important list of “BIBLE VERSES ON GOSPEL TO THE POOR” and are available to us in print by clicking on … http://s3.amazonaws.com/hendrick-mp3/hendrick/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/06183227/Bible-Verses-on-the-Poor-April-5.pdf . I have printed them out and have used this list in my “Quiet Time” with God!
For more on Operation Christmas Child, click on See https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Links to past radio related recordings are listed below. All are good …
To hear … “Vicki Stamps, OCC volunteers visit Rwanda, distribute to excited children shoeboxes of gifts, love.” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/05/vicki-stamps-occ-volunteers-visit-rwanda-distribute-excited-children-shoeboxes-gifts-love/
To hear … “Alex of Rwanda saw family murdered; in orphanage given OCC shoebox, received Jesus, forgave killer” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/11/17/alex-of-rwanda-saw-family-murdered-in-orphanage-given-occ-shoebox-received-jesus-forgave-killer/; (Important 9-minute video story from Samaritans Purse about Alex, available right not, by clicking on at www.samaritanspurse.org/alex.)
To hear … “Irina Creek, 10, in her Russian orphanage received OCC shoebox of love gifts; forever changed!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/11/13/irina-creek-10-in-her-russian-orphanage-received-occ-shoebox-of-love-gifts-forever-changed/
To hear … “Attorney Al Johnson leads ‘New Covenant Legal Services,’ a Bible-based legal service to help the poor” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/04/04/atty-al-johnson-leads-new-covenant-legal-services-a-bible-based-legal-service-to-help-the-poor/
To hear … “Lynne Moll and Janet Howard re their joy in providing shoeboxes of gifts to poor children worldwide” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/12/03/lynne-moll-janet-howard-re-their-joy-in-providing-shoeboxes-of-gifts-to-poor-children-worldwide/
To hear … “Vicki Stamps, STL leader of Operation Christmas Child, sending shoeboxes of gifts to needy kids around the world; 168 million since 1990’s. Hear Vicki now, inviting your calls to her at 314 363-1150” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/09/06/vicki-stamps-stl-leader-of-operation-christmas-child-sending-shoeboxes-of-gifts-to-needy-kids-around-the-world-168-million-since-1990s-hear-vicki-now-inviting-your-calls-to-her-at-314-36/
To hear … “Karen Banegas at 10, given OCC shoebox in Honduras; Vicki Stamps invites more volunteers to OCC joy.” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/09/07/karen-banegas-at-10-given-occ-shoebox-in-honduras-vicki-stamps-invites-more-volunteers-to-occ-joy/
To hear … “Alex of Rwanda survived war, received OCC shoebox, visits St. Louis with a message of love & forgiveness” … click on … https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/alex-story/?utm_source=AlexURL&utm_medium=direct&utm_campaign=alex
A very important, powerful, and moving video about Alex of Rwanda … that is remarkably dramatized in a 9-minute video at www.samaritanspurse.org/alex.