Together in 2018, 11143 shoebox gifts were sent to the Philippines from Japan!
Your wonderful generosity has made a double impact. First, you are equipping thousands of churches and groups around the world who have so little; and reaching out generously to children in need. This is a wonderful partnership between you and local leaders worldwide. Second, your generosity shows the children who receive your shoeboxes that you love them, and also that God loves them, too when they get to hear the Christmas story of the greatest gift of all – Jesus, from local churches.
We thank God for the millions of children that have received shoeboxes since Operation Christmas Child began distributions.
Samaritan’s Purse Japan was established in response to the Tsunami and earthquake in 2011, and Operation Christmas Child project began in 2012. During these past 7 years, Operation Christmas Child Japan was able to send more than 70,000 shoeboxes to the children in the Philippines!!
70,000 children. 70,000 precious lives. 70,000 families. We wonder how many salvations were brought forth as a result of that!!
We regret to announce that OCC Japan will discontinue its operation due to various challenges. Samaritan’s Purse Japan itself will remain and maintain its office in Sendai. A portion of donations that you have sent us last season was used for international transportation and other administrative expenses, and the balance will be transferred to OCC Headquarter for the shoebox project.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused you, and please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
We praise God for the opportunities He has given us to bless many children all these years. Imagine the day when we meet with the precious saved souls in heaven!! Thank you so much for your partnership. We sincerely thank each one of you and pray that God will continue to bless you and use you mightily to share the love of God to many, many people.
There still might be some shoebox items or GO BOXes at your place from the 2018 shoebox season. We sincerely apologize for this, but please utilize them to bless other ministries or charities, instead of sending them to us. At our office, there are some shoeboxes and gift items that have arrived after the departure of the containers, and we will be sending them to the Samaritan's Purse International headquarters. If you would like to continue supporting Operation Christmas Child financially, we thank you for your continued partnership, and please do so through the US website (https://www.samaritanspurse.org).