Our children love to participate in Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox program each year. They enjoy purchasing items and packing a few boxes for our family and church. For years they have wanted to travel to the large warehouse in Calgary to help repack and process the boxes, too, but have never had the opportunity.
That changed a bit this week.
Samaritan’s Purse contacted GoodSeed this week looking for a bit of help. They have some left-over shoebox contributions they plan to ship to Canada’s far north for people in very remote communities. They were wondering if we could supply the gospel resources for 200 packets.
We agreed on a bundle of books including The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus with its accompanying DVD, a large print edition of The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus, a DVD version of our children’s book, The Lamb, and a shorter gospel presentation booklet called The Story that Matters. These bundles had to be assembled quickly so the packages could be on their way.
At supper last night we discussed how the kids have always wanted to help the shoebox program and how we could now have a role in seeing people in the far north equipped with a clear gospel message. They were excited to take part. After supper, we headed over to the office and spent a couple hours assembling the 200 sets. It was fun to see the kids’ excitement at being a part of this project.
Please pray with us as these gospel resources head into Canada’s far north later this week and bring light to the homes they are given to.
It is a joy for us to see these books go out, along with hundreds of other books each week, knowing each one may help bring someone to a saving knowledge of Christ.
Thank you for participating with us in getting the Good News out there!
Troy & Naomi