by Chloe Kasper, Daily Runner Correspondent
On November 13, 2018, Samaritan’s Purse partnered with Regent University’s Office of Alumni Relations & Special Events for the annual Operation Christmas Child assembling event in the University Library atrium.
With Christmas melodies filtering through the atrium’s speakers, the place filled with warmth and cheer as volunteers came together to help pack each shoebox towering in a stack at the end of the table.
On that night, Regent students and alumni came together as a community seeking the same things: to extend God’s love, encouragement, and hope to children who might otherwise, not receive these things.
Since Samaritan’s Purse began the Operation Christmas Child project in 1993, the organization has collected and delivered more than 135 million shoeboxes to children in more than 150 countries.
These shoe boxes, each unique and packed with care, are more than just the sum of their parts. For these kids, each shoebox is the love of God transformed into something they can hold.