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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christian ministry flies Christmas gifts, relief to Iraq

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Christian ministry Samaritan's Purse is flying more than 60,000 shoeboxes packed with Christmas gifts to children in northern Iraq.

A 747 cargo plane loaded with the shoeboxes, clothing and food, took off from Baltimore-Washington International Airport today.

The Reverend Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, says the Operation Christmas Child gifts and relief will be delivered to families in Iraq's Kurdish region who have fled Islamic State militants.

Operation Christmas Child officials say Christians packed more than 10 million shoeboxes with gifts and messages this year for delivery to children around the world.



Anonymous said...

Thank God for Franklin Graham and everybody else that cares what is happening to Crishtians in the Middle East.

Anonymous said...

We are a spoiled country,but when Christmas came around I always loved dumping out the stocking before I opened any presents under the tree.Imagine how thrilled the children will be to get these boxes.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, millions of kids right here will see nothing. Thanks for thinking of Iraq first!

Anonymous said...

7:24-Not to sound harsh,but wouldn't family planning have avoided millions of desperately poor children? Any idiot knows when they can afford to have children and how many they can afford.