Gift of Hope: Mariya’s Shoebox Story | 243

Welcome to the Homeschooling Families Podcast. This month, we are excited to be partnering with Operation Christmas Child to share exciting stories of how a simple shoebox can change the world! Today, we are excited to welcome Mariya, who received her Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift while growing up in Ukraine. Mariya takes us on a heartfelt journey through her life, from her childhood in Ukraine, marked by her Christian faith and the challenges she faced, to the day she received her life-changing shoebox gift. She shares the cherished items from that box and whether any of them still hold a place in her life today. Join us as Mariya reveals how this gift impacted her life, her relationship with God, and her mission to create meaningful shoebox gifts for others. 

Topics Covered In This Episode:

  • Mariya’s Childhood in Ukraine
  • Challenges in Ukraine Due to Christian Faith
  • Receiving the Shoebox Gift
  • The Impact of Items in the Shoebox
  • The Impact on Life and Faith

Additional Resources:

  • Find out how you can pack a shoebox by partnering with Operation Christmas Child HERE
  • Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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