I would like our church to consider not doing Operation Christmas Child. Franklin Graham made $636,451 from Samaritan's Purse, and hundreds of thousands from BGEA, and he is one of President Trump's most vocal defenders, and the shoeboxes are not effective.
- Jane Cissie Lynch, Ministry Spokesperson and Special Projects Producer, Samaritan’s Purse.
$48,617 (+ BGEA $?)
- Roy Graham, Director of Donor Relations, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Also paid by dad.
Quotes in thread below from:
"Except in response to emergencies, this form of charity suppresses local markets, creates feelings of dependency, and does not address systemic problems or empower local leadership."
Moreover, it leaves those selling gifts and other products in their own country undercut by the freebies showing up."
children [sending the boxes] certainly learn a lesson through these giveaway programs, but it’s the wrong one …
it’s a … 'solution' that does nothing to expose the underlying conditions behind the need."