What is Christmas Collective?
This year, we wanted to present three active missions/charitable organizations who have exciting gift opportunities for Christmas. Instead of collecting items for different organizations as we've done in the past, these three groups that we will highlight this year have a global reach that we can participate in no matter how small our contribution. Perhaps there is a way that you can give through these organizations in the name of your friends and family members as a wonderful tribute to them and sustainable gift to those in need.
We want to educate our congregation on what impact these groups are having around the world.
We want to empower our congregation to get involved on a bigger level with these ministries.
And we want to encourage our congregation to remember these programs throughout the year.
Gospel 4 Asia - Nov 27
Gospel for Asia is about changing communities for this life and the next.
There are two big "Next Steps" you can make to support their work. 1. Pray that their efforts continue to bless communities in need and help show the Gospel to those who may otherwise not have heard. 2. Please consider using some of your Christmas dollars to recognize friends and family members by making purchases from their gift guide.
Love 146 - Dec 4
Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. This is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable, but for us, the hope of ending it is a reality. Love is the foundation of our motivation.
So how can you get involved? Please consider using some of your Christmas dollars to recognize friends and family members by making purchases for their Rapid Response Backpacks and keep a magnet at home as a reminder to pray for Love 146’s work with hurting children.
World Relief - Dec 11
World Relief’s mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable through initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peace building.
The Give Hope Shop is an excellent way to give some of your Christmas dollars this season to support the families World Relief is working with. If you picked up a magnet, keep it on your refrigerator in order to remember to pray for World Relief’s work with hurting families.