Give Christmas – Local & Global
Jesus commands us to love our neighbors and make disciples of all nations. We do this by giving and supporting the mission. There are 2 main ways this Christmas season that you give locally and globally!
Give Local – Helping His Kids
Set Up- December 2nd, 2022 at 8 am-10 am
Event- December 3rd, 2022 at 7 am-12 pm
The Helping His Kids organization purchases toys directly from toy distributors at a reduced cost. Many of the toys purchased are only offered at private toy stores. One of the greatest things about Helping His Kids is that Helping His Kids allows parents to come and shop for their children at no cost.
Families who come to shop are assisted by a personal shopper who will help them find age & gender-appropriate toys for each of their children. Each family will receive three toys for their child.
Many organizations in the community refer families to our Helping His Kids event, but referrals from individuals who know of families in need are welcomed.
Sign-ups are now open for parents and guardians of children aged 0-12 to participate in this event. The deadline to sign up is November 21, 2022, at 6 pm Click below to sign up yourself or a friend.
Give Global – Christmas In The Villages & Operation Christmas Child
Christmas In The Villages
It’s hard to believe that this is the 12th year of Christmas in the Villages! Over the years we have been able to share the love of Jesus with literally 1000’s of children and families! That means that we have given away over 30,000 Christmas gifts over the years!
Christmas in the Villages has allowed us to connect with multiple communities across the reservation and has opened the door for countless ministry opportunities, and gospel conversations led to Bible studies being started, and ultimately, opened the door to lead people to Jesus! It is, without a doubt, one of our favorite and most fruitful ministry endeavors each year!
With that being said, none of this would have been possible without your faithful support. Each year we are overwhelmed at how God brings this all together. People from all over the country, from churches big and small, to communities, friends, and family, all come together to love people through this event. There have been times in the past when we have had more kids to sponsor than we had sponsors for. There have been years where the gifts for the Christmas parties weren’t enough for the communities we had committed to. But each year, without a doubt, God has provided. He uses you, and many others, to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the people of the AZ Desert.
We are trusting that God will do the same this year!
There are multiple ways to help with Christmas in the Villages this year:
1. Child Sponsorship- If you choose to help in this way, you will be committing to buy presents for a specific child (or children). This year, each child will receive 3 presents. One present will be a clothing item that the child needs. The other two presents will be “fun” things that you can choose based on what they tell us their interests are. We will send you all the details. Most people spend about $75 per kid.
To sponsor a child, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) All presents must be delivered to us by December 9th, 2022. (Please don’t wait to mail them. We need at least a week to sort through everything).
2. Christmas Party– The second way to help is by buying presents for our Christmas parties. If you prefer, we have an Amazon wish list that you can order from, and items will be shipped directly to us. You are also able to purchase any toy of your choosing from any store and have it shipped/delivered to us.
We also need these toys/items delivered to us by December 9th, 2022.
Operation Christmas Child
Help us meet our goal of 150 Shoe boxes!
Build a Shoe Box Online by going to the Operation Christmas Child table in the foyer on Sunday morning.
Or click the link below!
We believe that God has blessed us as a church, and so we desire to spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ by continuing to participate in the Operation Christmas Child ministry. We encourage you, as an individual or as a family, or as a group, to build boxes online this season to be sent to children around the world who will be blessed to receive these gifts but most importantly who will learn they are loved by our great God.
Shoebox gifts built online go to the ends of the earth to children in some of the hardest-to-reach places—whether deep jungles, city slums, steep mountainsides, or one of 1,000 remote Pacific islands. Many of these areas are resistant to the Gospel, for cultural or religious reasons, and are home to numerous unreached people groups, some of whom have never heard the Name of Jesus Christ.
When you Build a Shoebox Online, it provides believers in remote regions a creative way to share the Good News in a culturally sensitive manner. Online boxes are carefully prepared, abiding by strict customs regulations to safeguard partners who will deliver the gifts, as well as the boys and girls who receive them. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” (Matthew 28:19). Help fulfill the Great Commission and take the Gospel to the ends of the earth by building a shoebox online today!