Operation Christmas Child

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local Churches worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

This exciting discipleship program teaches children to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
• After the OCC distribution event, where appropriate, children who received shoe boxes are invited to participate in The Greatest Journey(TGJ) by the local churches and ministry partners.
• TGJ is a 12-lesson discipleship program, in the local language, from Samaritan’s Purse. It is utilized by the Operation Christmas Child project and is implemented by local churches and ministry partners.
• Children join with other children from their community to participate.
• Volunteers are trained to lead children through the lessons.
• Children who complete TGJ are awarded a personal certificate and many receive a copy of the New Testament in their local language.