The shoe boxes are filled and we drop them off at Sunday School each November. It's difficult for my children, who have never known poverty, to imagine the neediness of the recipients. We read about the children around the world who will be thankful for these boxes and we excitedly pack them with goodies but it's the loving prayers, I tell them, that will be the true blessing in their lives--the boxes are how we demonstrate that love tangibly.
Oxana, from Tightwad in Training, was one such recipient. She uses her story to help us understand how important those boxes are to needy children. Please watch her short video clip and read how she was overwhelmed by God's love because of someone who sent her an Operation Christmas Child shoebox... http://iamatightwad.blogspot.com/2010/08/lead-me-to-cross-its-operation.html