Operation Christmas Child began in 1993, the brainchild of Franklin Graham, with the simple idea of asking people to fill a shoebox with things a child might want/need and then delivering those boxes all over the world. More than 77million boxes have been delivered. We sometimes watched videos, online, of children opening those boxes and wondered where our boxes might have ended up. My friend, Cheryl, who lives in China, once got to deliver some boxes to children living in an orphanage near her. I thought that was pretty amazing, but she is an amazing person anyway, and has done even more amazing things than that (she is now in Nepal and will soon begin opening homes for girls rescued from brothels). But, now, by the most wonderful grace of God, I have two children who received one of those boxes last year! This year, Dominic and Rosie were able to go shopping and choose things to put in the box to send to a child who is in the place they were in less than a year ago. I cannot even begin to express the JOY over what God has done! PTL !