Gambia Operation Christmas Child Team June 2019

Join Samaritan’s Purse Canada in the Gambia to distribute gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need. Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world. Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has distributed more than 145 million shoebox gifts to children in over 135 countries. In addition to shoebox gifts, children may receive a colorful booklet in their local language, titled The Greatest Gift, which explains the Good News of Jesus Christ. Many children who receive a shoebox gift are also offered the opportunity to participate in a follow-up discipleship program (called The Greatest Journey). This 12-lesson Bible study helps children to know Jesus, follow Him, and share their faith with others.

Project: Working alongside Samaritan’s Purse staff and our national partner, you will experience the excitement of Operation Christmas Child shoebox distributions and The Greatest Journey program.  Participants will also have the chance to assist with children’s ministry and other outreach opportunities in the local community. Most importantly, you will be part of offering the greatest gift of all – the story of Jesus Christ and the Good News of salvation available to everyone through faith in Him.


Location: Gambia

Dates: June 6-15, 2019

Donation amount: $3700 CAD/person

This includes return international airfare from Toronto to Banjul, accommodations, food, transportation, project costs and administration. It does not include vaccinations, passport renewal, baggage fees, or meals while in transit. Flights from other cities in Canada can also be arranged for you to join the team departing from Toronto (with increased donation, according to cost of domestic flight).

Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) invites team members to join in its charitable activities. SPC may only be able to undertake this project if sufficient funds are raised. The cost of the project to SPC is $3700 and mission trip project participants are asked to donate this full amount in order to cover the costs of the project. Tax receipts will be issued for all gifts to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Once receipted, all gifts are nonrefundable.

Team size: 15 volunteers

Next Steps: If you are interested in joining us on the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Gambia Team, please complete an online application. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to submit a $300 initial donation.


If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to discuss this opportunity with us, please don’t hesitate to call or email!

Phone: 403-250-6565 or 1-800-663-6500