Yves Dushime was born to a family of eight in a refugee camp in Congo. His family fled from the ripple effects of the Rwandan genocide and moved from Rwanda to Congo, Kenya and Togo.
Yves was 11 years old and living in Togo when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. He saw his favorite item, a scarf, as a promise from God that He would deliver his family from their life as refugees. Yves now lives in upstate New York and uses his scarf often. Through Operation Christmas Child, he realized God is able to use simple gifts to plant seeds of hope.