Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Loving Generously this Christmas

“It may take place in a foreign land or it may take place in your backyard, but I believe that we were each created to change the world for someone. To serve someone. To love someone the way Christ first loved us, to spread His light. This is the dream, and it is possible.”  - Katie Davis

"We each get to pick an alternate ending to our lives; keep picking the one where you love people the way Jesus did." - Bob Goff

Loving the way Jesus did is to love and to live generously. Here are a few easy ways to give to those in need this Christmas. 
For just $25 you can purchase a Christmas basket through Amazima ministries. This basket provides each family with the means to share a Christmas meal with their family. Learn more about the baskets here. Amazima ministries was founded by Katie Davis, who is doing incredible things in Uganda. These Christmas baskets are a unique opportunity for us to share food with families across the globe. 

Next, did you know you could build a shoebox for Operation Christmas child online? If you don't have the opportunity to put together a box in person, this gives you the opportunity to do it without ever leaving your desk.  For $30 you can build a box online for a child in need. 

Another opportunity to help a great organization is to shop the Christmas catalogue for Restore International. Shop for things like meals for students, trees for campus, textbooks, chickens, and more. 

I'm sure there are SO MANY wonderful ministries to help this Christmas, but these are just a few that have been on my mind and heart. We are surrounded by people who are "hard to buy for", yet there are people in the world who don't have the food they need to share a Christmas meal with their family, or the food they need to have consistent meals. Jesus came to show us how to live and to show us how to love the least of these.  

1 comment:

  1. Steph, thanks so much for posting this!!! I am so excited to know Operation Christmas Child is online. Wanted to do it with Ev but haven't been able to get out so this is perfect. My techy toddler will love doing it this way! Love your generous heart. Xoxo