Christmas Connections

The Christmas season is here, and it’s already starting to look and feel quite different this year. As our sponsorship team helped to prepare the gift lists for this each child in our annual Christmas Giving program, there was comfort in realizing, “This is the same!”

Just like always, our local ministry partners across East Africa checked in with each child to figure out what gifts they would most benefit from this year. These special gift lists have been sent to each child’s sponsor, providing a unique opportunity to include these kids in their Christmas celebrations again this year! It’s such a special opportunity to give a gift each child can hold in their hands as a symbol of the love, prayers, and connection they share.

In a year that has been so full of changes and challenges for sponsors and kids alike, that sense of connection means more than ever. Even the commonly quoted Christmas verse, “they shall call him ‘Emmanuel’, which means ‘God is with us,’” takes on new meaning when people worldwide have had their ability to be with each other limited in unexpected ways. Sponsorship is a profound reminder that the love of God is with us, and God does connect us in ways that beautifully change our lives. We want to thank all of our sponsors for demonstrating how much they cherish each sponsored child, and for celebrating that life-changing connection with a gift this Christmas!

Whether you sponsor a child or not, all of us can make a big impact this Christmas! You can give a life-changing gift that will offer health and hope to children across East Africa. Each gift has the potential to greatly impact the needs of a vulnerable child, and remind them that they are loved and cared for by their Savior. Thank you for giving to these special kids as you celebrate the Christmas season!