Though we cannot even begin to grasp the hopelessness the people of Myanmar/ Burma felt as the death toll rose to well over 100,000 people, we knew that they would find comfort and hope in Jesus Christ.
As soon as we heard about this, we were also asked to send 100,000 Most Important Story booklets for the local churches to use there. Along with the booklets, we were also able to send provision of food, temporary shelters and clean water through our Burmese friend and co-worker.
My name is Anna (10). One day my brother David and I were playing in the nearby park. We played a very long time, and all that time there was big man sitting on a bench near us in the park. He seemed very very sad to us. My brother and I decided to try to cheer him up. We ran home and came right back with a book that made us very happy. This was 1 of the 2 copies we had. I presented my book to the man. When I did, he looked up at me and smiled. Then, he began to flip through the book and read it. Then he started looking at the pictures of the book and suddenly said to us: “Can I take this book to my child, he needs it very much?” We said - “Sure!” By the smile on his face as he was walking away, it seemed that our mission was complete – the very sad man – was happy.
Koryun Mekhakyan Yerevan, School Teacher
I am a teacher in one of Yerevan's schools. I have been working in schools for about 30 years. I have never seen such a sign of kindness towards our school. The distribution of those books in our school was simply a miracle. I think that “The Greatest Gift of All”** was really the best one for our pupils. This will sow seeds of kindness to them in their blossoming lives. (**This is The Most Important Story Ever Told re-titled for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Program.)
My name is Ararat, I'm 7 years old. Every night, when I sleep I saw nightmares and it scared me very much. But one day my aunt brought me a book about Jesus. In that book were pictures of Jesus and I read about Jesus and knew Him. Now I know that Jesus is the biggest and strongest in the world. Now Jesus is my friend and because of that I don't see nightmares any more.
Romans 10:15b How Beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!