Bread of Life Orphanage and Feeding Centers in Romania reports on the outcome of Operation Shoebox. Their team went to the houses of the children who attend the feeding programs to personally hand them boxes and share Jesus with the entire family. Many more children in the poor communities of rural parts of Romania also received the shoeboxes and Bibles. It would be difficult to describe in words the excitement on the children’s faces as they received the gifts. Close to 2,500 shoeboxes were distributed to children throughout Romania. To these children, it is a miracle and clear sign someone loves them.
On the outskirts of Bucharest, at a huge abandoned concrete platform is an old guard booth. A family with seven children finds shelter there. BOL regularly gives them food, clothing, and blankets. Among the children in the family is Gheorge, a four-year-old who was born deaf and dumb. As the team was giving them the shoeboxes, the top of his box fell off, and he immediately began to smile the biggest smile! He was happy! The world stood still for a few moments at Gheorge’s spontaneous reaction.
“But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14).