The Kids I Think of When I Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child Part Two

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Last week I told you about the children in Malawi. This week I’m remembering the children in Crimea–then it was Ukraine, today it is Russia. The children in this orphanage were far better off than children in many orphanages, but it had not always been that way for them. A complete change of staff brought caring adults, a clean building and programs that gave the children hope. Operation Christmas Child, or perhaps a similar program (I’ve never confirmed which) gave shoe boxes to at least some of the children in this orphanage.

Local missionaries helped get them good quality used clothing. American adoptive parents formed a group to love on these children in tangible ways. These “ways” included brand new school uniforms, a new washing machine and water heater,  new backpacks, plentiful school supplies, clean, new mattresses and bedding and extra food. The group also sent annual Blessing…

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