Regent Law Moot Court
October 28, 2010
Moot Court Board Kicks Off Operation Christmas Child Drive
Growing up in war-torn Bosnia, Lejla Allison had never heard of Operation Christmas Child, much less imagined that the contents of a simple shoebox would change her life. Speaking to Regent University students and faculty in Law Chapel on October 28th, 2010, Neil Johnson, Hampton Roads Director of Operation Christmas Child, shared how Lejla’s life was changed forever when she learned about Jesus Christ through an Operation Christmas Child shoebox that held the pair of new shoes that she desperately needed.
Lejla’s story is just one of the examples of how Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes have changed millions of children’s lives. Mr. Johnson also shared his personal experience of hand delivering a shoebox to Harold, a young boy at a shelter for homeless children in Lima, Peru. Now, every time he packs a shoebox Mr. Johnson is reminded of Harold’s brilliant smile as he opened the first Christmas present that he had ever received.
Mr. Johnson encouraged students to join the millions of individuals that have sent shoeboxes to over 130 countries since 1993. Most importantly, he reminded students and faculty of Operation Christmas Child’s single mission: to demonstrate God’s love to needy children around the world. Packing a shoebox can take just a fraction of our day, but each shoebox impacts a child’s life with joy that cannot be measured.
The Moot Court Board sponsored chapel to promote efforts in its annual Operation Christmas Child drive occurring now through November 15. To find out how you can donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or to make a monetary donation, please click here. More information on Operation Christmas Child can be found at here.