A Young Girl Comes to Faith and Family Follows

A child in the Philippines places her faith in Jesus Christ after receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox and participating in The Greatest Journey.

When Athena was 8 years old, she received a gift-filled shoebox through Operation Christmas Child. Living in an impoverished area of the Philippines, the young girl had never received such a present.

Athena began to learn about how much God loves her when she read The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients. She was so excited to learn more about God that she then participated in The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson discipleship course the organization developed for shoebox recipients.

Not only did Athena become a Christian during The Greatest Journey, but some of her family members have also trusted in Jesus Christ. We praise God for how He’s working and expanding His Kingdom!

More than 23 million children across the world have enrolled in The Greatest Journey since it began more than 10 years ago in Ecuador. Over 11 million boys and girls have made decisions for Christ. We’ve also trained more than 1 million volunteer teachers to lead The Greatest Journey.

As children come to faith, they are then sharing the Gospel with family and friends. We praise God that these evangelism efforts are resulting in the multiplication of believers as well as churches.

National Collection Week is November 16-23. Homeschool families can help bring Good News and great joy to a child in need by packing a shoebox at home or building a shoebox online.

See Athena’s journey here!

Your Family Can Get Involved!!

Teach Them Diligently is excited to partner with Operation Christmas Child throughout the month of October to encourage all our families to pack at least one shoebox to send to a child who needs to hear about Jesus and experience the life change that comes when you meet Him. We would love to see your pictures and hear your stories as we come together for this cause. Please use #TTDShoeboxes to share your shoebox stories!

Click here for more information about how YOUR family can get involved.

Did you know that you can pack a shoebox online? Click HERE to pack and send a shoebox without having to leave your home.

Samaritans Purse seeks to share the Gospel around the world! You can click HERE to learn more and see what you can safely pack in a shoebox.

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