Graduation season is a special time in the United States, with millions of young people crossing the stage to receive their diplomas. But there are more than 800,000 children in Africa, Asia, and Latin America who need your help to receive a higher education that will send them on the path to eternal life. These boys and girls are waiting to participate in The Greatest Journey, the dynamic discipleship and evangelism program offered as follow-up to Operation Christmas Child. Browse through photos of boys and girls around the world who have already taken The Greatest Journey discipleship course with Samaritan’s Purse.
The Next Generation of The Greatest Journey
Last year, over 9 million children around the world received gift-filled shoeboxes through Operation Christmas Child. Each shoebox represents an opportunity to share the Gospel and follow up with The Greatest Journey.
The Greatest Journey uses stories and colorful illustrations to teach children how to receive Jesus, follow Him each day, and share their faith in Him with their family and friends.
The Greatest Journey is taught to children at the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti.
Samaritan’s Purse has trained more than 72,000 local teachers on how to effectively present The Greatest Journey curriculum. Each one receives a leader’s guide and is encouraged to bring the program to life through memory work and engaging activities.
During a 12-lesson Bible study, children ages 7-14 gain a deeper understanding of what it means to have a relationship with Christ and how to share their faith with others.
Samaritan’s Purse equips local churches around the world with training and materials to teach The Greatest Journey.
The Greatest Journey, Peru, Class of 2012
The Greatest Journey, Mexico, Class of 2013
The Greatest Journey has been translated into more than 70 of the world’s most common languages, which means we have the capability of reaching millions of children for Christ, like this class in Mongolia.
In many countries around the world, Bibles are rare and they become instant treasures, not only to the children receiving them, but to their families and friends as well.
The Greatest Journey, Ghana, Class of 2012
Our prayer for The Greatest Journey is to see annual enrollment reach 5 million children worldwide.
On graduation day, children receive a New Testament in their own language, which also contains Old Testament stories, colorful illustrations, memory verses, and other learning aids.
Over 1 million children have graduated from The Greatest Journey, with more than 650,000 making decisions to follow Jesus.