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God uses a shoebox gift to transform a family in the Philippines

Bryce Pablo received a shoebox gift as a 4-year-old. Three years later, he accepted Jesus Christ and led his family to follow the Lord as well!

Bryce Pablo is one of more than 6 million children in the Philippines who have received a gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift.

“When I opened my box, I was happy because I saw toy cars, a toothbrush, and some books,” Bryce said.

Struck by this act of generosity, Bryce’s mother encouraged him to go to church to learn more about God.

Bryce accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was 7 years old. He shared the Good News with his parents and brothers, and they, too, made the decision to follow Jesus.

His mother said, “I’m so grateful for the one that packed the shoebox that changed our life.”

Find out more of Bryce’s story by watching the video above.

You can bless children around the world by prayerfully packing shoeboxes full of toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. National Collection Week is coming up, Nov. 18-24!

Learn more about how to pack a shoebox.

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Please donate $10 for every shoebox you prepare. Your donations will help cover project costs, including shipping (make one combined donation for multiple shoeboxes). Consider making an additional donation to help Samaritan's Purse go beyond the shoebox and expand assistance to children, their families, and their communities. Samaritan's Purse does not provide receipts for the value of gift items included in a shoebox.