3240 Lives About to Change

It’s been a busy few weeks at work.

Today has been the culmination of many weeks of Sonshine FM’s Operation Christmas Child. The initiative sees shoeboxes being packed with simple toys and other items to be distributed to suffering children overseas via aid agency Samaritan’s Purse.

I wrote a previous post about it all here.

It was wonderful to reach a tally of 3240 shoeboxes which was well over 700 more than our target of 2500. Even now more boxes are arriving.

Here’s a picture of some of the staff at Sonshine FM surrounded by some of the boxes. My head is poking out over the top of the boxes down the back.

Due to the generosity of many hundreds of listeners we’ve built a mountain of colourful shoeboxes. Wandering around amongst that mountain it’s hard to imagine that each of those boxes will give new hope to a child who’s suffering and may have lost hope.

I look forward to hearing all the stories that come back about the many little lives that will be reached because so many people cared enough to give of their time, their finances and most of all their love for children that they’ll probably never even meet.

Posted by Rodney Olsen

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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  • That’s wonderful. It’s amazing, how much difference things like this can make.

    I think it’s easy to forget about the suffering in the rest of the world. We get so wrapped up in our own life struggles, yet to give to others no matter how small it is, is one of the most satisfying things you can do.

    I hope there are many happy little faces because of this 🙂

  • Hi Rodney… My husband and I heard you on your radio program last night for the first time. He was very impressed that a famous radio DJ sometimes leaves comments in my blog! :o) Anyway, it was a real joy hearing you speak (we loved your accent!)and you are great at your job. These computers are amazing~~You are 12 hours ahead of us in time and I felt as though I was listening to the future!:o) Keep up the great work……Debra

  • Wow that is so cool to see that you guys have had such a big donation. I’m probably as excited as you are to hear about all the people that are touched by this .
    Go Sonshine FM listners

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