Working Together to Change Lives

By Carlos Aguiar

KSBJ launched NGEN in 2010 to bring the next generation the Truth in today’s popular music formats. Today, NGEN is impacting the lives of not only its listeners, but many others around the world through its various programs and outreach partnerships.

This holiday season, NGEN and Operation Christmas Child (OCC) are working together to bless the lives of children all around the world. Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoe box gifts from OCC. Thanks to this well-established and widespread program, NGEN listeners from all over America can join a packing party right in their own hometown or drop off their shoe boxes at any of the thousands of drop-off locations nationwide.

Here is one story of a life forever changed thanks to a simple shoe box:

My name is Renan. I’m from Honduras, a small country in Central America. I grew up in this little house with no water, no electricity, dirt floor and 10 others just like me. We didn’t have much, but we survived day by day. I remember telling my mom, “Mom, it’s time for me to go to school, you know,” and she said, “Yeah, I know you want to go to school, but I don’t have money to buy you school supplies.” She always said, “Don’t worry about it, we are going to pray, we are going to ask God to provide a way for you to go to school.” And we did, every day we prayed asking God.

One day we were at church and someone gave me a shoe box. They handed me the box. I remember just staring at the box and didn’t want to open it because it was wrapped up so beautiful . . . it was my first present ever. I opened the shoe box and remember the first thing on top was pencils, notebooks, crayons, coloring book, and scissors. And I was jumping up and down and telling my mom, “Mom look what I have, I’m going to school now.” I remember my mom told me, “I told you that God was going to provide for you.”

If it wasn’t for that shoe box, I would have never gone to school, just like my friends. That is how God changed my life, then I gave my life to Jesus.

Go to NGENradio.com or tune in to NGEN to find out when the next ministry opportunity like this is happening—and how you can help make an eternal impact on more people like Renan.

In all that we do, from music to concerts to projects like Operation Christmas Child, our heart is to change people—one life at a time. And YOU make this possible through your support.

Thank you for allowing us to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel.

"NGEN is impacting the lives of not only its listeners, but many others around the world through its various programs and outreach partnerships."

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