Friday, August 17, 2012

Treasured Gifts

I read this story of Khin Khin from Operation Christmas Child in Canada and just teared up massively. The gifts we send, they are so valued... treasured!

Please take the time to read the story and then, when you send your gift, remember to put in a letter and photo. And pray for the child receiving the gift. What a BLESSING to show God's love in such a simple way.
Khin Khin received an Operation Christmas Child shoe box at a New Delhi refugee camp, and now packs shoe boxes with her church in Winnipeg.

"Everybody thought receiving the shoe box was the best thing that ever happened in our life."

That's a memory 18 year-old Khin Khin has of her time living in India as a refugee from Burma, waiting to be transferred to a new country. "Not only receiving gifts from someone we had never seen, but reading the letter of encouragement. It was amazing and unforgettable."

Khin Khin was eleven when a church near her temporary home in a New Delhi refugee camp distributed Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to the children there.

"I received some coloring books, pencils, crayons, a notebook, a letter, and a photo of the girl who sent the shoe box," she says. Khin Khin carried that photo with her when her family was chosen to resettle in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This autumn, she and others at her church in downtown Winnipeg are preparing to send gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes to children around the world living in situations of war, poverty, disease, and natural disaster.

"Receiving the shoe box made me realize how a Christian should give for others," she says. "Some children might not have people who care for them, so for them, it's encouragement to know they still have other people who care for them and that God is always there for them when they don't have anybody else.

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