Christmas started in October for us this year in San Jose. The fabulous five joined us from California just in time to go on a shopping spree to purchase gifts for our Oansa clubs.
The purchasing of these gifts was made possible by donations from 2 or 3 of our supporting churches back home. Thank you so much for blessing these children the way you did! Here you can see the kids receiving these gifts…
In November, Josh and Krista Hart, friends of Jonathan and Wendy Reid came down and brought many gifts with them for the club kids, as well as a large sum of money which allowed us to purchase shoes for all the kids!
In December we presented a Christmas Program to the parents and families and friends of all the kids that come to our programs. One group performed the Christmas Story, and other groups performed choreographed songs. Hot Chocolate and Paneton was served while the Gospel message was shared with everyone who came.
On top of all this, one of the new department stores in town offered to provide a gift for the kids in our programs. They turned up with over 120 wrapped gifts for the kids and presented them to each child, one at a time!
The truth is, it’s been a lot of work this Christmas Season, but it’s been a blessing to see so many children receive some very nice gifts that they wouldn’t have otherwise received had it not been for people like you coming along side and partnering with us to make it happen! Each opportunity we had to give these children gifts was another opportunity taken to also tell them about the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ!
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