Casburn spreads cheer with shoebox mission

Jennifer Fry

Staff writer

When is giving a gift an act of faith? When it comes in the form of a shoebox, packed on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse’s annual Operation Christmas Child.

This 17-year-old Colleen Casburn, of Sabinal, witnessed first-hand on a recent trip to the Philippines with the Christian relief organization. At eight days, the trip lasted just over a week.

Casburn flew out of San Antonio July 8 to meet up with the team in Los Angeles. Together, they took a trans-Pacific flight to Manila, Philippines and another, smaller flight to Cebu.

She left Texas on a Sunday and arrived at her destination on Monday evening, exhausted but enthusiastic.


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