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-- -- -- dynamic outspoken Christian evangelist whose work continues to make a difference in the lives of millions of people across the world.
Reverend Franklin Graham son of the legendary Christian leader Billy Graham is head of the international Christian relief organization.
Known as Americans purse it's an amazing effort that uses a simple gift a -- shoe boxes.
-- with -- school supplies and notes of encouragement for youngsters around the globe.
With the holidays where he joins us to talk more about this program and share his thoughts on keeping hope alive in these challenging times.
Reverend Graham welcome nice to have you here I know it's very busy behind you because they're hard at work -- -- boxes tell us more about the program.
Like you're great to be with -- we've got hundreds.
Volunteers working here today.
Help improve Jordan shoe -- we think rolled off.
One pardon the boardwalk for -- another look like about I -- happy.
Here we go over a hundred countries with these gifts we want every child should know that god love them and that god cares for them.
And that he sent his son and that's what Christmas is all about.
-- filled up in the world that he gave is your son Jesus -- for our sins -- I want the world to know that god love -- -- forgotten.
But I attended and that you.
Have been collecting shoe boxes to the tune of a hundred million boxes since 1993 that's incredible.
This year we'll take -- -- -- hundred millionth box.
And and nobody -- this is just up and got his job.
I've never dreamed when we first started helping the children involved here during the war forty years ago that would be going -- -- hundred countries in the this year we've be collected a hundred million bucks so.
God has -- we give him the -- it.
And we thank him and you don't people are watching how big could be a part of this they could they can actually go on line and they can build a box where we're will be doing this till the end of the year.
Are you go -- America's first dot org.
Build a box score line is it's a lot of fun and -- you can actually track your box and you see what country goes through.
And I am not only during Christmas -- I know that you do work responding to natural disasters around the world as well.
We do what we have off hundreds of volunteers right now work in New Jersey New York after the -- -- These volunteers go in -- people's homes -- destroyed.
All the water has come in and we go and in my about the housing for the and we take the wet -- -- out -- inflation now the wall.
Let the -- drive there will go back and we'll put in the the drywall again -- the house for the on the inside but the carpet back down these are things that we do -- we have to.
We literally hundreds of thousands of volunteers that work puts America first every year -- programs like this.
But also help and responded to hurricane -- wanted to thank the people in the northeast are still hurting.
There is a great lead up there and we need more volunteers and we're going to be in the January February march will be up there are at least probably through the beginning of the summer.
These people need our help.
Absolutely let me ask you.
-- -- -- during these challenging times we're living with the economy.
Military conflicts and poverty what you tell people.
It in terms of holding on to their faith during these turbulent times.
Well first first of all remember this but that -- God love him.
And the problem that the world -- today is CN.
And it's our sins that separated from god but we're willing to confess -- Fans and my -- believe on the name of towards -- of frightened vitamins your heart into our lives.
God will forgive our sins and -- -- our hearts.
All the world in which we live we will have storms in life no question.
Sometimes -- the storm of marriages may be business it may -- a little storm -- from what we have sandy.
But we have these storms of life but to anchor that we hold on to -- knowing that god -- them.
And maybe gave his son Jesus Christ our -- we put our faith and trust in him no matter what happens in life we know that are sold.
Are sold its secure in the hands of almighty god.
Reverend Graham -- -- pleasure to have you today thank you some of so much for joining has said.
We wish you all the best with operation Christmas child thank you.
Thank you come help -- we need more help.
We will be there.
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