(405) 425-5070

Gifts of the Magi: small boxes, big hearts


Question: What can you fit in a shoebox? Answer: A whole lot of love. Each fall, thousands of young church members across the nation pack shoeboxes with Christmas toys, candy, hygiene supplies and clothing.

The Magi Project -—whose sponsors include Fort Worth, Texas-based Rapha International andNashville, Tenn.-based Healing Hands International -— sends holiday gifts tochildren in south Texas, Mexico, Honduras, Zambia, Ukraine and elsewhere. Thisyear, some shoeboxes will go to tiny victims of Hurricane Katrina.

“The biggest winnersare probably not the actual recipients of the gifts as most of us might think,”Rapha’s Ray Hughes said.

“Wefeel that those who receive the largest blessings are the young people gettingtheir first glimpse of what it means to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Filed under: People Staff Reports

Don’t miss out on more stories like this.

Subscribe today to receive more inspiring articles like this one delivered straight to your inbox twice a month.

Did you enjoy this article?

Your donation helps us not only keep our quality of journalism high, but helps us continue to reach more people in the Churches of Christ community.

$
Personal Info

Dedicate this Donation

In Honor/Memory of Details

Card Notification Details

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $3 One Time