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Alex NsengimanaOperation Christmas Child flying shoeboxSunday September 15, 2019, 2:00 pm at the Ripley Church. Join us for a unique presentation of how a simple shoebox gift from Operation Christmas Child changed the life of an orphan in Africa. All are welcome!

Growing up in midst of an unstable Rwandan government, ALEX NSENGIMANA experienced first-hand the travesties of his nation’s genocide. At the height of tribal unrest, the genocide claimed the lives of his caregivers. Fleeing for his life, Alex escaped gunmen and eventually ended up in an orphanage that was his home for the next several years. He received a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child one year after arriving at the orphanage and remembers being so excited to have a gift to call his own. The shoebox gift sowed seeds of hope and love that he desperately needed. He realized that God had a specific plan for his life. Alex now serves with Operation Christmas Child paying forward the hope and love he received through a shoebox gift. To find out more about how God protected and intervened in his life after surviving the Rwandan genocide, please join us for a special time of Alex telling his story of redemption and forgiveness.

September is the last month to donate items to Operation Christmas Child. We are collecting games that fit in a shoebox such as small puzzles, card games, and tic-tac-toe boards. For the older boys: Duct tape, small tools, harmonicas, solar powered flashlights, brightly colored rope, twine, or paracord.