Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child
The partnership with Samaritan's Purse and their Operation Christmas Child Project was initiated in 1999-2000 with follow-up of "Shoebox" children in Macedonia using the Explorers 1 course of The Mailbox Club. From that single country beginning that offered approximately 8,000 children the chance to study the Explorers discipleship course the out reach has grown through the 2008-2009 season that included 60 countries spaning five continents of the world. Almost 18 million TMC Bible lessons were printed for OCC children; these were offered to 2.1 million children worldwide; over 1.6 million children enrolled and 1.36 million "graduated" by completing the course. Of all these children over 840 thousand told us that they had received Christ as their Savior through the lessons they studied!
Over this 10 year partnership almost 102 million lessons have been printed and distributed for this program; almost 12.75 million children have been offered the opportunity to study the Explorers 1 course in their own language, and 8.8 million enrolled in the program. Out of the 8.8 million who enrolled, over 6.9 completed the 10 lesson course and received a certificate of "gradulation". From this number over 3.7 million have indicated they came to saving faith in Jesus Christ through their study of Explorers 1.
I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 3:6-8
The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord. Acts 11:21
This information illustrates what GOD IS DOING through this partnership between Operation Christmas Child and The Mailbox Club! Praise His Name!
Go to the Operation Christmas Child website for more information regarding their ministry.