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Hard-to-Reach Areas

Large swaths of the globe are hard to reach with the Gospel due to cultural or geographic barriers. Many who live in these areas are unreached peoples—ethnic groups who may have never even heard the Name of Jesus Christ! But specially packed shoebox gifts—some of which are assembled through Build a Shoebox Online—provide ease of access through customs and give local believers a culturally-sensitive way to share God’s love. Many of these believers do so at great personal cost and despite fierce opposition to their faith. In partnership with these faithful Christian brothers and sisters, Samaritan’s Purse has penetrated some of the darkest corners of the globe, distributing shoebox gifts like yours to more than 50 hard-to-reach countries since 1993.

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Pray!

Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”—Matthew 21:22
  • Please don’t stop praying for the boy or girl who will receive your shoebox gift. Continue to ask God to soften his or her heart to the Gospel and give them the courage to follow Christ even if others around them do not—yet!
  • Pray that communities in these hard-to-reach areas will be transformed by light of the Gospel they experience through shoebox gifts.
  • Ask God to guide, guard, and protect the local believers who distribute them and make them effective ambassadors for Him.

The Greatest Journey

After your shoebox gift delights a boy or girl, you can give them the opportunity to participate in The Greatest Journey.

Taught by trained local teachers, this 12-lesson discipleship program shows children how to follow Christ and share Him with others. As boys and girls share the Scripture stories they learn in class, their friends and family come to faith—growing churches, starting new congregations, and transforming communities by the power of the Gospel.

Send a child on The Greatest Journey for just $6!

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Pray for Your Shoebox Recipient

Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”—Matthew 21:22

Please don’t stop praying for the boy or girl that you first lifted up when you packed your shoebox. Continue to ask God to soften his or her heart to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that he or she will follow Him all the days of their life. Pray also for families and entire communities to be transformed as God’s love is shared through your simple gift.

The Greatest Journey

After your shoebox gift delights a boy or girl, you can give them the opportunity to participate in The Greatest Journey.

Taught by trained local teachers, this 12-lesson discipleship program shows children how to follow Christ and share Him with others. As boys and girls share the Scripture stories they learn in class, their friends and family come to faith—growing churches, starting new congregations, and transforming communities by the power of the Gospel.

Send a child on The Greatest Journey for just $6!

Monthly Gift Single Gift

Record Where Your Shoebox Went

Our Follow Your Box Map is specifically designed for you to keep track over multiple years where your shoebox gifts have blessed children in need.

Consider displaying one in your church or home as a reminder to pray for the boys and girls who have been blessed by your generosity.

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