Like a lot of children around the world, Kululu often felt forgotten, especially at Christmas. He knew his family loved him, but life was hard for the boy growing up in the slums of Nairobi.
His family struggled to just to get by. Kululu and his siblings lived in a shack and slept on the bare floor. Christmas was just a reminder of what he and his family didn’t have—enough food, new clothes, or sometimes even the acceptance of those around them.
Just when he felt like there was no more hope in sight, the then 11-year-old received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift.
A local church that provided food assistance in the community was hosting a special event for children at Christmas, where the boys and girls heard the Gospel and received gift-filled shoeboxes.
The shoebox full of school supplies, hygiene items, and toys sent a clear message to Kululu that “somebody loved me.”