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Gifts That Keep Giving

Few things in life match the excitement of a child opening a colorfully-decorated gift box. The ribbons fly as the box is torn open in an exuberant curiosity. For some children, that event is rare. There are children as close as a few houses away and as far away as other continents where the box itself is a gift, and the book, pencils and few items inside are as gold.

Operation Christmas Child, a program through Samaritan's Purse, started in 1993. It began with a request to send shoe boxes filled with gifts to children in war-torn Bosnia. Samaritan's Purse CEO and President Franklin Graham ask...


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