Christmas For Thousands

What do you want for Christmas?

A new laptop?  A book?  A new outfit?  Jewelry?

Seriously, what do you want for Christmas?

In the United States, Christmas is so focused on materialism.  Stores are already playing Christmas music.  Christmas displays were setup in most stores the day after Halloween.  I’m sure the commercials on television are advertising the things you MUST have.

What if you decided to make Christmas more about giving than receiving?  What would happen if you found ways to make Christmas really special for those who have nothing?

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”  Acts 20:35

Here’s one suggestion for making this happen.  For $5, you can make Christmas super special for a young child in Xenacoj (in Guatemala) or in one of the nearby villages.  $5 goes a long way in Guatemala.  Based on our experience, you can be sure that $5 will be stretched as far as possible to provide the best Christmas for these kids.  Without your generosity, most of these children will not have a gift to open for Christmas.

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While we were in Guatemala this summer, we worked directly with GO! Ministries.  Each year, GO! Ministries collects gifts and purchases gifts with donations, so they can distribute gifts to the children of Xenacoj.  Over the past several years, Christmas for Thousands has grown.  It has provided for the orphans and poor children in the area.  And it has opened the door for GO! Ministries to share the gospel with families in these communities throughout the year.

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Check out this video to get a little glimpse into Christmas For Thousands.  Then consider how you might be able to help out.  For more information click here.

How do you make Christmas more about giving than receiving?