Last year Grigore didn't feel like celebrating Christmas, but as he says:
And real festive joy was added when MWB came to the house with an Operation Christmas Love box filled with food, Christmas treats and Christian Literature. The children's eyes shone with excitement and joy as they carefully took out the presents in the box and arranged them under the tree. "We'll be able to think of something special to cook for Christmas now that we have this food," says Grigore.
Many people MWB work with are facing an ongoing struggle finding employment following the pandemic. The ongoing war in eastern Ukraine has caused great pain, with families losing loved ones and children going hungry and suffering from PTSD.
With the gift of an Operation Christmas Love parcel, families like Grigore’s can experience a joyous Christmas once again, with good food and joyful memories, a celebration of being together.
This year, we hope to deliver 42 000 OCL parcels to families, individuals, and the elderly during the Christmas season. With your support, we can bring joy and peace to many families. Each box, weighing 12kg, contains much-needed food staples, some festive treats, and literature sharing the true meaning of Christmas. These parcels are so much more than a valuable gift – it conveys a message of hope and love – a tangible reminder that someone, somewhere, cares.