OCJ 2013 Report
Operation Christmas Joy 2013 Report
A message from Larry Brady to the leaders and participants...
Because of your generous efforts, the largest number ever of Christmas Joy gifts were distributed in Panama during December, 2013 - about 6,500! As we traveled across the eastern regions of Panama, particu-larly into the Darien Province, we had gatherings of up to 600 children. Parties were held in schools, church buildings, Indian villages, and at the Clinic of Hope. There were 400 children who received gifts at the Clinic of Hope, where inside the air conditioned facilities, I was able to wear my Santa outfit and hold many of the children on my lap.
To Change a Life
It has been my privilege to work in the mission field in the Republic of Panama for 30 years. To have my life changed and help bring about change to others. Many people who traveled to Panama with me had their lives changed in ways they never believed possible. For what reason people were motivated to go I do not know but it brought about change. I was encouraged to write about why I went and what motivated me to return for so many years. This is what this book is about. The following is the foreword written by my good friend Ambassador Linda Watt who became such a wonderful encourager and supporter of this ministry.