Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I've mentioned Samaritan's Purse (SP), in the past. But, not for a very long time.
This ministry has been a true blessing to many people. Mainly, children. But, also to adults, too. Especially, those who help support this ministry.
Normally, we who participate in SP's Shoe Box Ministry (SBM), are not made aware of where the shoe boxes are sent. However, this year was different.
Here is some info about where many of the SBM gifts were being sent:
Samaritan's Purse International Relief Canada posted online a video regarding Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes entitled, Northern Iraq Airlift of Joy. This video is part of an article entitled, Thousands of Shoebox Gifts Head to Northern Iraq. Here is a link for you to check it out: http://samaritanspurse.ca/rss/disaster-relief/middle-east/operation-christmas-child-airlift-to-northern-iraq.
As it quotes underneath the article title, Samaritan's Purse is airlifting shoebox gifts to children displaced by ISIS militants.
How grateful I am for this. And, how grateful I am for Samaritan's Purse. For, because of the work they do, many children will feel encouraged. Encouraged by the love of fellow Christians.
Thinking about loving each other, reminded me of 1 John 4:7, "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."
How grateful I am that God has made a way where there didn't seem to be a way... of supporting children in areas of the world, where they are suffering in many forms of poverty. And, for many reasons.
Just as we know is happening for sure, in Iraq. And, in many other countries, where Christians are being persecuted by Muslims.
Hopefully, you participated in filling one or more shoe boxes, and gave a financial gift to Samaritan's Purse, so that the shoe boxes could be transported to those who were in need.
Normally, I do not discuss what I do for others. After all, God doesn't really want us to do this, for He doesn't want us to feel proud and brag about what we do.
This is not what I am doing. I'm praying that if you don't know about this ministry, you may look for a way to help, next year.
You can check it out, by clicking on the link for Samaritan's Purse, noted above. There you can check out Operation Christmas Child. And, their shoe box ministry.
Please... join me in prayer. Pray for our brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Not just those we know. But, also for those living in areas where they've been losing their homes, and lives due to persecution.
After all, a life of this kind, leads to poverty. And, sometimes even... death.
They need all the prayer they can receive. Help, and encouragement, too.
Thank you. May God bless you, my friend.
Until next time...
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