**Slight change of plans. This year, instead of Christmas Day, we are going to the orphanage to deliver gifts on Day of the Kings. Which is January 6th. That means you have an extra 12 days to contribute to the project!**
I am so excited that we can do this project again this year!! It’s definitely my favorite part of being in Mexico for Christmas. The whole season is not just about delicious food, parties, presents and decorations. With this event happening on Christmas morning, it is an even happier day. It means watching sweet little faces light up when they unwrap their own towel, toothbrush and toothpaste. It means hearing a hundred “muchas gracias!!” throughout the morning. It means that we get to be a part of meeting real ACTUAL needs in a few people’s lives! Actually, more than a few.
In the last several years, Casa Hogar (the orphanage we work with) has had between 20-25 children in their care. But as of today, they have 35!! With the sudden influx of little people, the current need is large and practical. Sheets, shoes, blankets, etc. Last Christmas, one church drew names and purchased 2 pairs of shoes for each child. Maybe you would be able to do something similar with your small group, family, work friends, or class?
Here are the details! If you want to pitch in (even $5 helps buy something they need!) you can do it a few different ways. Send a check to our church with “Orphanage Christmas” in the memo line:
Redeemer Baptist Church
18800 E. Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80013
Or you can use paypal and transfer funds to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the past, we have made a poster-board full of photos of people who had sent funds/gifts for the children. We gave it to them along with their presents. They LOVED seeing pictures of the folks who made their day so special, so I plan on doing that again this year. If you contribute to the project, e-mail a photo of yourself or the group you are in to email@example.com !
You have made such a difference in these kids’ lives already… I can’t wait to see what you do this Christmas!
James 1:27… “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans…”