Monday, September 5, 2011

Put Feet to Their Faith With Christmas for an Orphan Through WorldHelp!

Most of the children in our ministries look forward to Christmas and if the truth is told, we in Children's Ministry also look forward to Christmas! It is such an exciting and wonderful time of year as we share with children the Good News of Jesus! We plan Christmas programs, Christmas concerts, Christmas lessons and even Christmas parties . . . there are many things for us to do, but as you make your plans for this year, please consider "Putting Feet to Their Faith" by involving your children in WorldHelp's Christmas for an Orphan!

Around the world there are children who do not receive even one gift at Christmas. Most importantly, there are children who do not know the reason for Christmas and the most amazing gift they could ever receive . . . Jesus. WorldHelp has been making a difference around the world for 20 years helping children and families in need. They say, "
It is our desire to accomplish something each and every day that will outlive us and last for eternity." One of the ways they do this is with Christmas for an OrphanWorldHelp says, "Christmas for an Orphan provides a way for you to say, 'Jesus loves you and so do I...and I would like to pray for you and give you this small gift.' It is a simple gesture that means more to these children than you can possibly imagine."

The children in your ministry will likely not go without gifts at Christmas. Most importantly, they will know all about the reason we give gifts . . . Jesus! We can involve our children in a project to help them learn to give to and care about others with Christmas for an Orphan from WorldHelp! We can help them develop a heart for others by involving them in opportunities to show their concern and to "Put Feet to Their Faith" and live what they believe by serving others. What better time of year to do this than Christmas? Yes, it is a few months before Christmas, but by involving our children now with this opportunity, they will be able to complete it and send it off so another child has the opportunity to open their gifts this Christmas! What could possibly be a better way for the children in our ministries to begin their celebrating of Christmas than with knowing this year, there will be children who also have a gift to open because they took the time to show their love to another child! Contact WorldHelp through this link or by calling their 800 number - 1-800-541-6691 - and they will send you free Christmas for an Orphan boxes. Then involve the children in your minsitry in projects to raise the money so they will be able to purchase items to fill their boxes for children in need . . . things like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, band-aids, pencils, crayons, paper, matchbox cars, small dolls, and hard candy along with $5 to cover shipping. They could hold cookie sales, rake yards, hold a car wash, make ornaments and sell them, there are many ways to raise the money - I'll talk about some of these more later this month. 

Involve your children in praying for the children who will receive the boxes they send. Pray with them for the WorldHelp staff who will distribute their boxes and who will most importantly, share the Good News of Jesus with children and families around the world!

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