72-Hour Discipleship Challenge


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In just 72 hours, we want to give as many boys and girls as possible the opportunity to participate in The Greatest Journey!

This 12-lesson discipleship program designed for Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipients teaches children how to follow Christ and share Him with others. For just $6, you can give a child this experience complete with a colorful student workbook, Scripture memory cards, and a Bible in their own language. Don't miss this chance to help multiply local believers and churches through a monthly or one-time gift set up by midnight, June 15!

Why Do We Disciple?

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.” Matthew 28:19

These were among Jesus Christ's final words before He left the earth. We simply seek to be obedient to His command as we invite people to follow Him. Guiding children to walk in faith introduces them to a growing relationship that transforms their lives, families, communities, and nations.

A young girl sitting on her mother's lap opening a shoebox gift

How Do We Disciple?

Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14

This exciting journey begins with a shoebox gift. Local churches invite children to festive outreach events where the Gospel is clearly shared and gifts are distributed. Afterward, these churches invite children to participate in The Greatest Journey discipleship program. This 12-lesson course introduces them to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and encourages them to grow as faithful followers. Samaritan’s Purse also trains local, volunteer teachers who love kids to lead each course. Since 2009, more than 1.5 million teachers have been trained and nearly 31 million children have enrolled in The Greatest Journey! Read some of their stories.

A young girl with a copy of the greatest journey in her language

How Do I Get Involved?

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.” Luke 6:38

Your gift of $6 gives one shoebox recipient the opportunity to participate in The Greatest Journey! This investment not only supplies the child with a colorful workbook, a New Testament in their own language, and a graduation certificate, but also equips his or her teacher with training and resources. Be a part of this exciting effort by setting up a monthly or one-time gift by midnight, June 15!