By: Jennifer Murray

Operation Christmas Child: 4 Boys, 4 Boxes, 4 The Gospel {Video}

imageOperation Christmas Child has not only had an impact on countless children’s lives across the world, it has impressed the hearts of my own four boys.  They have learned a lesson in Giving, Sharing, and Sending by packing a tangible gift that will be a means to spreading the good news of the gospel to a needy world.

They have been so excited to shop, pack, and drop off their “boxes for the kids”.  They were jumping up and down through the aisles of Walmart, picking out things from the newspaper flyers that we could buy (No, Brooks, we can’t fit a swing set or a train table in a shoebox.), and are continuing to ask if the kids have gotten their boxes yet since dropping them off at a Chick-fil-A on Saturday. 

I knew that I would want to capture some of it on video, and through the coaxing of my friend Amanda, I’ve submitted it to Operation Christmas Child’s “ShoeTube” video submission contest.


It’s honestly one of my favorite videos we’ve ever put together. I’m so incredibly grateful for this opportunity and this memory we created during this holiday season. I look forward to many more years of packing shoe boxes with these four boys.

If you liked our video, you can rate it on the “ShoeTube” Page, and watch/rate other entries as well.



7 Responses to “Operation Christmas Child: 4 Boys, 4 Boxes, 4 The Gospel {Video}”

  1. Debbie Calcutt
    November 22, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Me and my family do this every year, such a lovely thing to do. Love the video of your boys packing the boxes 🙂 Watching the videos of the kids opening the boxes always brings a tear to my eyes, seeing how happy they are.

  2. Alicia's Homemaking
    November 22, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    Oh my gosh, Jen, that video is so sweet!!!! Love love love it. 🙂

  3. Destiny
    November 22, 2010 at 1:17 pm #

    I love it!!! It looks like the boys are running around in fast forward in the video…cute!

  4. Kara
    November 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Words cannot describe how much I LOOOVVVEEE that video!!!!!!! It’s so cute and funny! And Jen and Brad I love how you are bringing the boys up in such a Godly way (loved the prayer)! Also we used to do this all the time in Michigan but we haven’t much sinced we moved here. It’s an inspiration for me to have our family do it again! Is it to late to give some to Chick-fil-A? Do all the Chick’s do it?

  5. Andrea
    November 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    I loved this idea and the video. Praise God that you are raising your boys to serve God and to serve others. You and Brad set such a great example for others! If you can do it with four, surely others can do it with 1 or 2 children! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!! 🙂


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