The amazing journey of a simple shoebox gift with Operation Christmas Child begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Thursday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Julie Brigner, a Regional Area Strategist with Samaritan's Purse, will share what's happening with the shoeboxes, now that the collection week is over, and they're getting ready to be delivered into the hands of children through local ministry partners around the world.
The hustle and bustle, the family and friends . . . the combination of things to do and people to see turns an ordinary day into something special. But have you ever wondered how your family could really honor God during the Christmas holiday season? Thursday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Bill Thrasher, Professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute will share how it is important to plan and personalize your next holiday celebration--with God in mind.
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
William D. Thrasher (Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is a graduate professor of Bible and theology at Moody Theological Seminary and is a frequent speaker for churches and retreats across the country. He is author of several books, including God as He Wants You to Know Him, Putting God Back in the Holidays and A Journey to Victorious Praying. Bill and his wife, Penny, live in the Chicago area and have three sons and one grandchild.
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