The holiday season is traditionally a time of giving. Giving gifts to our family and friends, giving our time to our loved ones, and giving of ourselves to help the less fortunate. I am always amazed by the generosity that I see during the Christmas season. What amazes me the most is the generosity of children who want to share what little they have with others.
Last Christmas, Pastor Paasewe of our Living Word Missions touched the lives of more than 800 desperately poor children living at orphanages in northwestern Liberia. He distributed food and small Christmas gifts. This was the first time that these children experienced the joy of Christmas.
This year, Pastor Paasewe is asking for our help to provide the funding to give 250 orphans the opportunity to attend school. It is their dream to attend school and to gain the education/skills to escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Pastor Paasewe has dedicated his life to helping others. He asks nothing for himself … but pleads for assistance to help those less fortunate.
The Bible says that God sent us a savior in Jesus Christ. God gave us a great gift and wanted to be our savior.
You can be a Savior to children around the world this Christmas
The Best Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped
As you plan your holiday shopping, we would encourage you to give your friends and family the gift of food, a water well, classroom desks, or deworming medicine for those who need it most. But instead of having this gift delivered by UPS or the Post Office, have it delivered by the International Children’s Fund to the people who really need it. People whose lives depend upon your generosity.
Imagine how your friends or family would react if you gave a desperately poor child in Africa the hope for a better life … on their behalf. The gift of clean water to a village which currently relies on contaminated surface water…or the gift of desks or books to a new girl’s college in Liberia that will create opportunities for tens of thousands of young women.
Update on Girls College
We are pleased to report that the foundation work on the Girls College in Monrovia, Liberia is complete and the walls on the first floor are currently being built. You can visit our website for regular project updates on this exciting project which will change the lives of tens of thousands of young women in Africa.
Together We Make A World of Difference
Regular giving helps us support the wonderful work of the Living Word Mission along with countless other programs promoting sustainable improvements in the lives of desperately poor children and their families. We call these donors Hope Ambassadors because they help ICF to provide hope to those who truly face life and death needs in Africa and India.
Please consider becoming a Hope Ambassador. I encourage you to visit our website at www.icfaid.org or call our office at 920-729-5721 to learn about this important program.
Please know that every gift, no matter how large or small, is an answer to our prayers and an investment in the life of a child.
Thank you and God Bless, Dr. David Bruenning Founder/Int’l Director
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