Year-round volunteer Bob Ring shares why he serves with Operation Christmas Child.
Bob Ring was introduced to Operation Christmas Child during a 2004 Franklin Graham Festival in Halifax. Impressed by the ministry’s evangelistic focus, he served for two years as project leader at his Nova Scotia church before stepping back to pursue his studies at seminary.
Bob’s heart stayed with Operation Christmas Child even as he became a pastor in New Glasgow. In 2018, he was asked if his church could serve as New Glasgow’s shoebox drop-off location.
Bob said yes and during National Collection Week, “I learned how little was known about the impact the ministry has all over the world and that there was no local team. That’s when the Lord quickened my spirit to apply for the position of area coordinator, and help build volunteer teams (and share about the program) that would sustain this ministry and bring joy to people here and in other countries.”
There are many more stories like this across Canada—stories of people who used their God-given leadership skills with Operation Christmas Child, then watched as the Lord worked through them to bring joy, hope, and the gift of salvation to millions of children and families in need.
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