Sunday, November 27, 2011

Give the Gift of Honey Bees or Chicks . . . and Jesus with Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog!

For the past month I've been encouraging you to "Put Feet to Their Faith" by involving the children in your ministry with Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog. Children do think a lot about gifts this time of year, so let's use this to help them focus on living what they believe by giving to others! I love the Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog because it gives you so may ways to help others - many are less than $50 - and each opportunity to help includes the opportunity for those who are being helped to learn about the Best Gift ever . . . Jesus! Consider these opportunities for the children in your ministry . . . 

  • Gift 41 - Honeybees . . . Honeybees produce more than a sweet treat for struggling families. Honey and beeswax can be sold to pay for education, healthcare, or other needs. The bees also pollinate plants, increasing fruit and vegetable yields. As our teams provide farmers with beekeeping equipment and training, we are able to lead many to Christ. “We thank God for this project, because we came to know the Gospel of salvation,” said Jose Santos, a young father in Honduras. A $35 gift can help a family get started in the honey business.
  • Gift 44 - Baby Chicks . . . God’s mercies “are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23b). So are fresh eggs a hungry family can collect daily from laying hens supplied by Samaritan’s Purse. For $14, we can provide a starter brood of a dozen chicks, ducklings, or other poultry to bless a household with a perpetual source of nutrition and income.
So . . . check the link above to the Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog, sit down with the children in your ministry and select at least one gift they will raise money for so they can give to others in need . . . knowing as they help them physically, they will also be doing the most important thing . . . sharing the Good News of Jesus!

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