You Can Make This Christmas Special for A Child!
NOTE: Gifts to the “Christmas for Children” fund are needed by Thanksgiving so we can get the funds to our pastors in the Philippines.
Would you be willing to give a gift to a child who might not receive anything for Christmas? Some of our children have never received a gift for Christmas or even any special food to eat on that most special of days.
You can help us put a big smile on the faces of our sponsored children this Christmas. Could you and we see to it that Christmas 2018 is a happy, happy time for them? Would you like to bless one or more of the poorest of the poor families in the Philippines?
At the end of this message is an opportunity for you to personally participate.
Christmas for the Families
We have been talking about and praying about what God wants us to do this Christmas for over 1,200 sponsored children He has given us in the Philippines. What we have heard is that God wants to bless families. We wondered how we could justify giving a gift to one “sponsored” child in a family while their siblings watching don’t receive anything at all because they are not “sponsored.” That would be cruel and we could never do that, but we need your help because it is a big undertaking.
It is amazing to see the number of families God has touched and changed as a result of the children being sponsored. It is common for an entire family to be saved and begin attending church and Bible studies for discipleship. We believe God wants us to bless them at Christmas. Some of them have never received a gift or had a special meal for Christmas. Here’s the plan and how you can participate.
We will be sending extra money for Christmas to 28 FCM pastors in the Philippines who care for the sponsored children. This is much better than trying to send gifts and food. The shipping costs are extremely high and there is sometimes a problem getting items through government customs. We need at least $22,000 and we need to receive the money by Thanksgiving so it can be sent to the pastors in time to prepare for Christmas.
Special Note To Sponsors:
Thank you for your faithfulness to provide for the children you sponsor. Your gifts are having an amazing transforming impact on their lives. We know some of you would like to send gifts for the children you sponsor. We ask that you, please, not send gifts for your sponsored children. Instead consider giving an extra donation to provide Christmas for them and their families. Your money will buy so much more in the Philippines, and we will be able to avoid the cost of shipping. If you wish to send a Christmas note, we would be very happy to send them to your sponsored children. Please send Christmas notes to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward the notes to their pastor, who will print them out and hand them to each child.
To help give the best Christmas ever to our kids and their families, send your gift before Thanksgiving. Please be generous. You will be blessed in return.
Go to Christmas for Children to give a gift of blessing to the poorest of the poor. You will be blessed.