Well, it’s that time of the year again…Christmas! The nights are getting colder, the pine trees are reaching higher, you can almost hear jingle bells and children laughing nearby, and, of course, retail stores everywhere are going crazy. But are these the signs of Christmas? or are they just our signs of Christmas?
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”
This Christmas, we want to tell the world that “God is still with us.” We want the world to experience the hope, the salvation, the life, and the good news that Jesus Christ brings. We’re going to do it by giving generously to 3 different causes:
1. Charity:water – We’d like to bring clean water to those who do not have access to it. 1 Institutional well for a hospital or school costs $20,000. See charitywater.org.
2. Shoreline Community Church in Long Beach Church Park – We’re landscaping a church park for one of our missional church plants, Citylights Church, we have been partnering with for a few years now. Cost: $15,000. See citylights.org
3. Various Global Missionary Projects – We’d like to give the missionaries we currently support an extra boost to help fund various missionary projects all around the world. Cost: $15,000
The Kudos – Transportation to Cambodia
The Silzers – Missionary Trip to China, Brazil, and the Philippines
Mikey and Christa – His Little Feet
San Telmo School in Mexico – 1 Teacher for 2 months
Japan Relief Efforts
The Van Meters – Pastoral Care in Asia
This Christmas, we’re encouraging everyone to spend less money on presents for your loved ones and give more presence to them. Take the money you would have spent and join in our united effort to give clean water to an impoverished village, landscape a park for an urban church, and fund various missionary projects all around the world. Let’s celebrate the true reason for the Christmas season!