Do you enjoy the Christmas season? If so, chances are you cherish in your heart warm childhood memories of December 25th family love and gift giving!
However for many at-risk children, this season of hope becomes a time of increased hopelessness. Their sense of worthlessness is confirmed as their deep poverty and fractured family relationships exclude them from participation in the beautiful celebrations they can only observe.
ACTION missionaries worldwide are passionate about grasping the opportunity to replace these lies with the truth of Jesus, and the hope he brings. At special ACTION Christmas Outreach parties, needy kids are welcomed with food, fun, a small toy, and most important, the story of our wonderful Savior’s coming—for them!
And these outreaches are effective! After a party in Manila last December one girl from a temporary slum shelter exclaimed, “I will never forget this delicious food! I cried when I heard the story…I thought I was the only one with that kind of experience with my broken family.”
Another young guest also understood that he was included in God’s love: “When I saw other kids like me and heard the story, I began to realize that Jesus cares for poor kids like me.” Even more, as they hear the gospel, many respond. A fifteen-year-old orphan said, “At the party I received Jesus as my Savior and through Bible studies I want to learn about him.”
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