Join us for 2021 Connect Conference

Saturday 20 March 2021 Online Event – MAIN SESSION:


To the Ends of The Earth – A Celebration of Operation Christmas Child

“Go and walk through the land in every direction, for I am giving it to you.”
Genesis 13:17 NLT

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Operation Christmas Child is a major project of Samaritan’s Purse. Each year, Operation Christmas Child seeks to bring Good News and great joy to children in need, in over 100 countries worldwide, through a simple, lovingly-packed shoebox full of gifts.

Sharing the love of Jesus to millions of children each year – the work and ministry of Operation Christmas Child has a huge impact and involves thousands of churches, schools, businesses, families, staff, volunteers and individuals in the UK and around the world.

Celebrate with us together online

Be encouraged, equipped and excited!

We invite you to join us online to hear about how you have made an amazing difference to children’s lives through Operation Christmas Child and to celebrate the impact you have made worldwide by taking part in 2020!

Our online CELEBRATION EVENT will be a unique opportunity for you to hear about all that God is doing to impact children’s lives in difficult circumstances and how, as they receive Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, they can discover the good news of Jesus Christ for themselves by taking part in ‘The Greatest Journey’ – a 12 session, friendly and interactive Bible programme offered by their local church.

We will also be sharing insights, videos and short messages from Operation Christmas Child around the world, during what has been an unprecedented year due to Covid-19. Come and hear from our National Director as well as special international guests as they share about amazing answers to prayer and exciting opportunities for taking part in Operation Christmas Child in many different ways throughout 2021.

Everyone is invited to this session, so why not invite your friends, family, church or group leader to sign up to watch too?

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In addition to our Main Celebration Event on the Saturday – throughout the week (beginning 22 March) we will be offering sessions that will enable you to explore the work of Samaritan’s Purse further and have a chance to get involved and ask questions. Once you have signed up to our main celebration session by clicking the button below – you are welcome to also join us to hear even more about the work and ministries of Samaritan’s Purse! Simply tick the boxes for one of the following free sessions and we will send you additional details of how to join on the day. Sign Up Here

SESSION 1: ‘Sharing Shoebox Stories that really hit home’


Tuesday 23 March at 7pm-8pm [via Zoom] Meet the UK ‘Full circle speakers’ (adults who currently reside in the UK yet received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox as a child) as they share personal stories about the reality of growing up in countries with need and the impact a shoebox had on their lives. Learn about our resources to help equip yourself to share compelling messages about Operation Christmas Child in your church or group in 2021.

SESSION 2: ‘Connect in Prayer’


Wednesday 24 March at 2pm-3pm [via Zoom] Join us for one hour of corporate prayer, giving thanks together to the Lord for the ministry of Operation Christmas Child and praying for the continued impact of shoeboxes in sharing the gospel to children with focus on prayer requests from around the world.

SESSION 3: ‘More than a Shoebox’


Thursday 25 March at 7pm-8pm [via Zoom] This session will share about the amazing way that shoeboxes have led to the delivery and development of long-term sustainable relief programmes through the wider work of Samaritan’s Purse. It will explore their ability to respond to disasters promptly and professionally as one of the most well-regarded Christian International Disaster Relief charities in the world and will share about how ‘The Greatest Journey Programme’ has, since 2009, expanded to become one of the world’s largest children’s discipleship programmes. Sign Up Here

Operation Christmas Child Connect Volunteers

If you are currently an Operation Christmas Child Connect Volunteer, we will also be running our Connect Conference equipping programme from the week beginning 22 March 2021. Details of this programme and how to sign up to each session will be emailed to you. If you have not received an email, or have any questions, please contact the volunteer relations team on the email below. Thank You. If you require any further information about the Operation Christmas Child Connect Conference 2021 ONLINE please email: