Genocide survivor tells CIU students how Operation Christmas Child made a difference in his life
Columbia International University students are already thinking about Christmas. That’s because it’s the time of year to get ready for Operation Christmas Child. The program is a ministry of the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, providing donated gifts for children in 130 countries delivered in a shoe box.
At a Sept. 29 Chapel service, CIU students heard from Alex Nsengimana, a Rwandan who survived the tribal genocide in his country in the 1990s. He lost his entire family and ended up in an orphanage where he received one of those shoeboxes, a significant event in his life.
CIU students will compete to see which residence hall packs the most boxes at a packing party Oct. 6.
The Operation Christmas Child Chapel drew the attention of WIS-TV in Columbia. View their report here.