Curriculum Approach

The Greatest Journey helps children around the world learn about God, faith and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ through a fun, interactive discipleship program in their own language, and to receive their very own Bible.

Beyond the Shoeboxes

God is working through The Greatest Journey, a 12-lesson discipleship program for children who have received a shoe box gift to learn about salvation through Christ, how to become faithful followers of Him, and how to pray for their family and friends and share the Good News with them.

God has used Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey to bring the Gospel to communities even in the world’s hardest-to- reach areas, where previous evangelistic efforts have often been met with closed doors and life-threatening violence.

Ministry Highlights

The Samaritan’s Purse discipleship program The Greatest Journey is bringing the life-changing message of the Gospel to youngsters around the world.

  • Over 3 Million boys and girls have graduated from the program and received a New Testament
  • Last year, Christian leaders in more than 105 countries were able to offer the Bible lessons in their own language.
  • Over 2 million children have made decisions for Christ through The Greatest Journey

In India, a predominantly Hindu country, local Operation Christmas Child leaders heard of a group of about 60 children who were meeting to study the Bible. The town was not originally slated to receive shoe boxes or The Greatest Journey lessons, but the local Operation Christmas Child team decided to send some of the gifts to that group of children.


Donate £5 to provide
teacher training
and printed materials
Donate £60 to equip
a village to take part
in The Greatest Journey
Donate £5 a month
to enable a new child to
attend The Greatest Journey classes