Bikers Bring Over 5,200 Gift-Filled Shoeboxes to Billy Graham Library

By   •   October 16, 2021

The 14th annual Bikers With Boxes event at the Billy Graham Library brought in 5,242 gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Many bikers strapped boxes securely onto their bikes for the ride to the Library.
These boxes are a tangible illustration of God's love for them, and each child has an opportunity to hear the Gospel.
Bikers came from across six states to contribute shoeboxes that will be given to needy children around the world.
More than 1,200 bikers filled the Library parking lot.
Dennis Agajanian played for the audience but also led a prayer of salvation for anyone who wanted to accept Jesus Christ in their lives.
Bikers With Boxes is an event many come back to year after year for camaraderie and a shared cause. It's a time to enjoy each other's company, be encouraged and even get in a round of cornhole.
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains were present to pray with anyone who may have a prayer request.
Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipient Irina Creek thanked each person who brought a box and shared her personal testimony of how God used a simple shoebox gift to impact her life. Creek grew up in an orphanage and explained how excited she and her friends were to have gifts they could share with each other. Through these gifts, they learned about the greatest gift, Jesus Christ.
National shoebox collection week is November 15-22. Pack a box or volunteer at a processing center.