Operation Christmas Child Leads to Salvation, Reconciliation

septiembre 26, 2017 • Papua New Guinea
Children in Papua New Guinea are thrilled to receive shoebox gifts.
Jeffery Zongizia is the Operation Christmas Child national discipleship coordinator in Papua New Guinea.

We had an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution in a community in Papua New Guinea’s capital city. A little girl attended the event hoping to receive school supplies in her shoebox. She comes from a poor family and her parents cannot afford to buy her pens, pencils, or notebooks. The young girl had prayed and asked God for these items.

When she opened the box, she saw everything she had prayed for. She was in tears. “I really wanted these educational things for school,” she said. “My parents don’t have any money.”

We shared the Gospel during the distribution and she was again moved to tears. We invited her to attend The Greatest Journey discipleship classes, and during this time she received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Her parents started coming to church and they also received Jesus.

During another distribution, children attended from two tribes that had been fighting for quite a while. Parents from these two tribes also attended. God really moved, because the outreach event brought reconciliation between the two tribes. The chiefs reconciled and said that they must raise their children in a godly manner. The children also participated in The Greatest Journey.

God used Operation Christmas Child to bring peace. These villages are no longer fighting against each other but are experiencing God’s peace and love.

To God be the glory!

Operation Christmas Child A través de Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan's Purse está compartiendo las Buenas Nuevas de Jesucristo con millones de niños en más de 100 países cada año. Muchos de estos niños nunca han recibido un regalo o escuchado sobre el verdadero significado de la Navidad, hasta que abren sus cajas de regalos de una persona como tú. Algunas personas no pueden dar los $9 por caja que solicitamos para los costos de envío. Pero si adoptas una caja, puedes colaborar con ellos en enviar el Evangelio y ayudar "a fin que seas para salvación hasta lo último de la tierra"(Hechos 13:47, RVR1995).

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Adopta una caja: $9 | Adopta un Cartón de 15 cajas: $135