Operation Christmas Child
We what to thank everyone who participated in this years “Shoe Box Ministry” to make it another successful year. Last year we did 20 boxes and this year we did 19 in house and 4-5 on line making it a total of 24-25 boxes. They will bring hope and the light of the Gospel to some young boy or girl as it did for Kululu Atsiaya a boy growing up in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Just when he felt like there was no more hope in sight, the then 11-year-old received an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox gift. His favorite item that he received was a flashlight because he could use it to light his way home in the slum, which didn’t have electricity. Other children in the neighborhood soon started to follow him, and he guided them home. “At night as I could light my way through the slum, it made me feel like a leader,” he said. He said that light changed his course in life and set him on a path to follow Jesus. Today Kululu serves as an Operation Christmas Child spokesperson, sharing his testimony with churches and other groups to encourage them to get involved in the Samaritan’s Purse project. You can read his whole story, and others, on the Samaritans Purse web sight. We want to especially thank Amy Stanley for her leadership and participation in this ministry. Well done.