This Christmas will be a time of hardship and uncertainty for many people across Eastern Europe, but a Christmas box brought to them through Operation Christmas Love will bring the spirit of the festive season back into their lives.
These parcels will contain essential food supplies, treats and gifts to help lift the pressure off families struggling with poverty at this important time of year, as well as uplifting Christian literature.
The kind of reaction they receive can be summed up by the words of these poverty-stricken children in Moldova:
“When an MWB staff member arrives at their house with an Operation Christmas Love (OCL) parcel, the four of them are filled with excitement…
“Four heads clothed in woolly hats eagerly lean over the box as they pull the items out, seeing what is inside.
“Dorina shouts happily, “Look, badea! [the Moldovan word for ‘older brother’]. Chocolate!”
“Wow!” says her brother, and opens it immediately, sharing it out between the four of them.
“Look at this – we can eat porridge tomorrow morning – I like it so much!” says Nicholae as they all happily eat.”
Please donate now, knowing that your gift will bring a family joy this Christmas, not least because they will know they have not been forgotten.