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Lake Delivers Christmas Boxes in Colombia

todd-lakeVice President of Spiritual Development Todd Lake visited Colombia last week with Samaritan’s Purse to deliver Operation Christmas Child boxes and learn about the nonprofit organization’s mission work abroad.

Through a University-wide service project last fall, faculty, staff and students  filled 518 Operation Christmas Child boxes with toys, personal hygiene items, socks and school supplies and raised some $300 to ship them to help demonstrate God’s love to orphans around the world.

“It’s so much more than poor children getting a Christmas box,” Lake said. Samaritan’s Purse uses the boxes as an entry way to recruit youth for discipleship programs through local churches.