Christmas Around The World
Unlike in our homes where gifts are often spread out across the floor around our beautiful Christmas trees, Christmas in rural Africa and India is often just another day of struggling to survive.
All our ministry partners make an extra effort at Christmas to deliver your support and your love to those in greatest need. A small Christmas gift means so much to these children – many of whom have never received such a show of kindness.
Pastors George and Peterson Kasharu who oversee ICF’s mission in Uganda minister to more than 200 children at our orphanage and to nearly 10,000 in the local communities. Although their days are long and challenging, they always strive to make Christmas special for the children. Our local volunteers cook for days to provide a special holiday meal and they wrap small gifts in paper that is almost as bright as the smiles on the faces of the children who receive them. As much as the children love to receive a Christmas present, they enjoy giving presents even more.
The children dressed up like Santa and his elves in the picture below are orphans. It is truly heartwarming to see children who have so little… to give so much…
“Lord, where you go, I will go. Where you lead, I will follow”
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. 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.
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.
We have a wonderful gift selection (from just $25) available at the button below or contact the ICF office at 920-729-5721.
Regular giving helps us to fund 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.
God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10
Dr. David Bruenning
See children fed, educated, and empowered.
Become a Hope Ambassador
It can be easy to skim past this verse, but the historical context of an “ambassador” brings a wealth of meaning. Such ambassadors or delegates, whether Jewish or Greco-Roman, came with the authority of the sender, in his place, to secure his interests. The reality is, God is making his appeal through us, and wants to secure His very own interests.