When Jordyn set out to fill 1,000 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and to make an effort to have another 4,000 shoeboxes filled via her Youth Challenge, we did not anticipate the response. We have been overwhelmed (in a good way) with all the love Samaritan’s Purse has for children all over the world. This year we have been allowed to peek behind the scenes a bit, meet some new friends who work at Samaritan’s Purse, and will soon be traveling with Samaritan’s Purse for Jordyn to speak at some Operation Christmas Child events. We are in awe of what God is doing and how He is leading the charge.
God has been providing abundantly and beyond our dreams by way of donations. We have been partnering with a local Discount Warehouse who has been so gracious in their pricing for us to maximize every single cent being donated for this Love Project. Their generosity is filling these boxes. We also have churches who have supported this endeavor, along with local dentist offices (toothbrushes and toothpaste), restaurants (kid cups), hotels (bars of soap), local businesses donating school supplies, and friends helping to make loom bracelets, one for each shoebox gift.
Jordyn’s original goal was to make 1,000 shoebox gifts. Well, because of the awesomeness of people (did you see our family room before some of our items were organized?), we are trusting God to fill 1,200 boxes at our Packing Party. This is where we would love for YOU to come alongside us! With the increase in numbers, we would still love to supply Samaritan’s Purse with the $7 donation per shoebox to cover shipping expenses and a 12 week Bible Study in the language of the child who receives the gift.
We are looking for friends to come alongside us and donate $7.00 to Samaritan’s Purse website via this link to track your shoebox. A special label will be emailed to you to track the shoebox gift we will make to the country where it will be given to a little girl or boy. Then, we will need you to email us your special label at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will print off your label and attach it to one of the shoeboxes we make. When the shoebox arrives in it’s country YOU will receive an email that the shoebox gift was received, with additional information on the country where the gift was given.
We appreciate ALL God is doing and pray that He will use these shoebox gifts to, as Jordyn would say, “glue smiles on the kid’s faces!”
If you will partner with us in this endeavor, please go HERE to donate directly to Samaritan’s Purse. Then, be sure to email us your tracking label! Thanks so much friends!