As the second entry to NaBloPoMo I’ve decided to write about Shoebox Sunday. The shoebox appeal or Operation Christmas Child as it is known is run by Samaritans Purse. The idea is that you take an old shoebox and fill it with goodies that then gets given to a child abroad who is in need. Yes there is an element of evangelism to it as the child does receive a booklet explaining the meaning of Christmas.
I see this as an opportunity to give someone a gift that words can never explain. I will never see these children’s smiles or hear their thank yous. What I have is the knowledge that I have touched their lives through something so small but for them is huge. They will know that someone cares just from those small gifts.