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Our trip to Mexico with Operation Christmas Child

At Family Christian, we believe in giving to children in need, helping brighten their futures—and most important, drawing them closer to Jesus. It’s the reason we’ve partnered with Samaritan’s Purse since 2010 to collect shoeboxes as part of their Operation Christmas Child Project.

Earlier this year, we were so blessed to see the giving in action! Family Christian’s Associate Vice President of Ministry Initiatives, Mike Bowles, experienced firsthand how the children receive their shoeboxes when he journeyed with Samaritan’s Purse to Veracruz, Mexico—and his eyes were opened!

Mike and his team passed out boxes to communities where the houses were made out of tin, plastic, cardboard and pallet. As he watched the children excitedly open their shoeboxes to find soccer shoes, toys and more, Mike learned that Operation Christmas Child is more than a Christmas gift.

“It’s empowering pastors in their own countries to deliver the gospel, to minister to children, to pull families together and create new churches,” Mike said.

We’re proud to partner with Samaritan’s Purse and continue to support their mission to introduce Jesus to communities around the world. This season, we hope you’ll consider filling a shoebox, and helping us share Jesus with more children across the globe!

At Pescadores de Hombres Church in the La Antigua area of Veracruz, Mexico. Children hold up their shoeboxes before they rush to open them.



“to look after orphans and widows in their distress...” James 1:27 NIV

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