You may already know that Samaritan’s Purse sends shoeboxes full of supplies to children in need each Christmas through Operation Christmas Child. But did you know that those shoeboxes are only one part of a much bigger strategy of making disciples in places where there are great physical and spiritual needs? Watch the video above to learn more about The Greatest Journey.
Samaritan’s Purse is one of our Counter Culture ministry partners on the issue of poverty. They have designed The Greatest Journey Bible study course in order to teach children, and then hopefully their families, what it means to follow Jesus. Children who get a shoebox also get a presentation of the gospel in their own language. Then they have the option of being a part of The Greatest Journey Bible study course. This course teaches children about the gospel. It also teaches about the basics of the faith, including how to share their faith with family and friends. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches. This means that children who want to follow Jesus are connected with a local body of believers.
Samaritan’s Purse is seeking to introduce the gospel to children, families, and entire villages. The Greatest Journey is a great of example of meeting both physical and spiritual needs. Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we highlight other aspects of this ministry. We will also highlight personal testimonies from those who have been impacted by it.